Those who feel the onset of March Madness setting in may now have a cure to remedy their basketball fever.

The annual Mustang March Madness basketball tournament is set to be played in Thorndike Friday through Sunday, March 8 through 10, with middle school teams throughout the Midcoast and beyond to be in action on the hardwood. Games will be played at both Mount View High School and Mount View Middle School.

Participating boys teams include Searsport, Lawrence, Winslow, Medomak, Gardiner, Mt. Ararat, Calais and host Mount View. Participating girls teams include Searsport, Belfast, Dover-Foxcroft, Howland, Madison, Calais, Etna/Dixmont and host Mount View.

The tournament will consist of 24 games (12 boys and 12 girls) and is pool play format. The top team from each pool will advance to the semifinals for the right to advance to the finals.

The girls championship will be played Sunday at 11:45 a.m., while the boys championship will be played at 1 p.m. Both championship games will be played in the Mount View High School gymnasium.

Friday night's game schedule includes:

High school — Mount View girls vs. Etna/Dixmont girls, 5 p.m.; Winslow boys vs. Searsport boys, 6:15 p.m.; Medomak boys vs. Lawrence boys, 7:30 p.m.

Middle school — Belfast girls vs. Searsport girls, 5 p.m.; Madison girls vs. Dover-Foxcroft girls, 6:15 p.m.; Mount View boys vs. Gardiner boys, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday's game schedule includes:

High school — Mount View boys vs. Searsport boys, 8 a.m.; Howland girls vs. Calais girls, 9:15 a.m.; Madison girls vs. Searsport girls, 10:30 a.m.; Calais boys vs. Medomak boys, 11:45 a.m.; Calais girls vs. Etna/Dixmont girls, 1 p.m.; Mount View boys vs. Winslow boys, 2:15 p.m.; Medomak boys vs. Mt. Ararat boys, 3:30 p.m.; Belfast girls vs. Madison girls, 4:45 p.m.; Mount View girls vs. Calais girls, 6 p.m.

Middle school — Winslow boys vs. Gardiner boys, 8 a.m.; Calais boys vs. Mt. Ararat boys, 9:15 a.m.; Belfast girls vs. Dover-Foxcroft girls, 10:30 a.m.; Lawrence boys vs. Mt. Ararat boys, 11:45 a.m.; Gardiner boys vs. Searsport boys, 1 p.m.; Calais boys vs. Lawrence boys, 2:15 p.m.; Mount View girls vs. Howland girls, 3:30 p.m.; Searsport girls vs. Dover-Foxcroft girls, 4:45 p.m.; Howland girls vs. Etna/Dixmont girls, 6 p.m.

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