For the second year in a row the Bowdoin College Polar Bears will play for the NCAA Division III national championship. A 71-60 victory over St. Thomas of Minnesota  puts the Polar Bears in the Saturday night title game.

The semi-final win is the 31st win of the year (31-1), and that's a new school record.

It was anything but easy for the Polar Bears.

After holding a double-digit lead, the Tommies of St. Thomas came back to grab a five point lead, 56-61 with 6:30 minutes to play in the game.

But the Polar Bears took off from there.

A 20-4 run to end the game by Bowdoin. A Maddie Hasson three point play, followed by a Moira Train three point play and then a three point basket by Abby Kelly and the Polar Bears regained command.

The defense held St. Thomas all-american Hannah Spaulding to 17 points before she fouled out of the game.

The Bowdoin offense was spread up and down the lineup. Hasson led with 25. Kelly added 21. Taylor Choate had 14 and Train off the bench with 11.

NOTE: Bowdoin will meet Thomas More (Kentucky) for the D-III national championship. Thomas More beat Scranton 69-56 in its semi-final.