Oxford Hills High School's Cecilia Dietrich brings the ball down the court against Portland High School at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland in 2019 during the girls' Class AA North basketball semifinals.

Top-seeded Oxford Hills of South Paris moved a step closer toward defending its Class AA North title on Thursday with a 54-31 victory over Windham in a semifinal game at Cross Insurance Arena in Portland.

The top-seeded defending state champion Vikings (19-1) face No. 2 Portland (16-3) in Saturday’s 2 p.m. regional title game at Cross Arena.

Fifth seed Windham wound up 12-7.

Oxford Hills had registered two regular-season victories over the Eagles, including a 76-57 decision on Feb. 4.

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Pete Warner

Pete is a Bangor native who graduated from Bangor High School, Class of 1980. He earned a B.S. in Journalism (Advertising) from the University of Maine in 1986. He has been a full-time member of the Bangor...