South Portland High School's Margaret Whitmore takes a shot at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland during the girls Class AA South basketball semifinals in 2019. South Portland is returning to the regional finals in 2020.

The South Portland girls basketball team defeated Gorham 45-30 on Thursday to advance to the Class AA South regional final game at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland.

The Red Riots will play the winner of No. 2 Scarborough (12-7) and No. 6 Sanford (8-11) on Saturday, Feb. 22, at 6:30 p.m.

South Portland was defeated in the 2019 title match by Scarborough 35-25.

South Portland improves to 17-3. Gorham falls to 12-8.