Holiday tournament action next week

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Local basketball and hockey players will be busy in the days between Christmas and New Year’s.

Cape Elizabeth, Scarborough and South Portland’s boys’ basketball teams will compete at the Portland High holiday tournament at the Portland Expo, Monday through Thursday.

Cape Elizabeth opens the tournament Monday at 10 a.m., when it meets Gorham. If victorious, the Capers play again at 7 p.m. against either Westbrook or Mountain Valley.

Tuesday, South Portland faces Lake Region at 11 a.m. The Red Riots also play Greely at 5 p.m. Scarborough meets Greely at 12:30 p.m. and Cheverus at 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Scarborough and Yarmouth play at 2 p.m.

Thursday, South Portland meets Susan Wagner of New York at 12:30 p.m.

On the girls’ side, Cape Elizabeth will take part in the Portland High Holiday Tournament Wednesday and Thursday. On the first day, the Capers meet Susan Wagner of New York at 1 p.m. at Portland High. Thursday, at the Portland Expo, Cape Elizabeth plays Falmouth at 9:30 a.m.

South Portland competes in a holiday tournament in Gorham Monday and Tuesday. The Red Riots face Yarmouth Monday at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, South Portland meets Waynflete at 11:30 a.m. and Wells at 1 p.m.

Scarborough’s tournament schedule wasn’t available.

Cape Elizabeth, Scarborough and South Portland take part in the 2010 Maine High School Hockey Invitational, which will be contested at several locations from Monday through Thursday.

On Monday at Portland Ice Arena, Cape Elizabeth and Cumberland (R.I.) play at 6 p.m.At Biddeford, Scarborough faces Newington/Berlin (Conn.) at 4 p.m. Tuesday at PIA, South Portland plays North Broward Prep (Fla.) at 4 p.m. At MHG Arena in Saco, Cape Elizabeth meets Berlin (N.H.) at 8 p.m. Wednesday at PIA, South Portland plays Cumberland (R.I.) at 12 p.m. At USM in Gorham, South Portland plays Gorham at 4 p.m. Thursday at MHG, Scarborough meets Hampton (New Brunswick) at noon. Cape Elizabeth plays Lowell (Mass.) at 2 p.m.

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