The Searsport Invitational Basketball Tournament is set to tip off Saturday, March 16 at Searsport District High School, with 11 teams spanning two divisions to take part in the seventh- and eighth-grade pool play tourney. The event continues Sunday, March 17.

Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for students, with proceeds supporting future Searsport Travel Basketball programs. Concessions and tournament t-shirts also will be available.

Tournament t-shirts are $10 or $15 with the option of adding a person's name to the back of the shirt. Pre-orders are available by emailing director Otis Kneeland at

Saturday will be a full slate of pool play action, while Sunday will feature several elimination games, semifinals and championship finals.

Saturday's game schedule includes: Belfast girls versus Winterport, 8 a.m.; Searsport girls versus Mount View, 9:15 a.m.; Belfast girls versus Corinth, 10:30 a.m.; Mount View girls versus Winterport, 11:45 a.m.; Searsport girls versus Corinth, 1 p.m.; Belfast boys versus Gardiner, 2:15 p.m.; Searsport boys versus Holbrook, 3:30 p.m.; Mount View boys versus Gardiner, 4:45 p.m.; Holbrook boys versus Lawrence, 6 p.m.; and Mount View boys versus Belfast, 7:15 p.m.

Sunday's game schedule includes: Searsport girls versus Belfast (elimination game), 8 a.m.; Mount View girls versus Corinth (elimination game), 9:10 a.m.; Winterport girls versus winner of Searsport/Belfast), 10:20 a.m.; Searsport boys versus Lawrence, 11:30 a.m.; girls championship game, 12:40 p.m.; boys consolation game, 1:50 p.m.; boys semifinal, 3 p.m.; boys semifinal, 4:10 p.m.; boys championship game, 5:20 p.m.

Courier Publications sports staff can be reached by phone at 207-594-4401 or by email at