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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Alex Risen breaks down the day’s action from Rupp Arena in the video.

Recaps from both semifinals are below.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – Bowling Green earned a spot in the state championship game for the second time in three years Saturday when Zion Harmon sank a short jumper with 23 seconds left to lift the Purples over Scott 80-79 in a KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16 semifinal.

Bowling Green will meet Cooper, making its first state tournament appearance, in Sunday’s championship.

Harmon, an eighth-grader, put Bowling Green (35-2), the 2015 state runner-up, on top to stay, marking the fourth time the lead changed hands in 40 seconds. Jake Ohmer missed a jumper with three seconds left for Scott (23-13).

Terry Taylor scored 26 points for the 4th Region champion Purples, who will play Cooper or Fern Creek in Sunday’s championship game. Harmon and Kyran Jones added 18 points each.

Ohmer scored 33 points to lead the 10th Region champion Eagles, who trailed 17-4 early and took their first lead at 77-74 with 1:03 remaining. He scored 106 points in three games, the highest total in the 100-year old tournament’s history for a player who didn’t play the maximum four games.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – Sean McNeil scored 22 points Saturday to lead Cooper over Fern Creek 51-44 in a KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16 semifinal and into the championship game in its first state tournament appearance.

Cooper meets Bowling Green in Sunday’s title game.

Cooper (31-4) scored the first 10 points of the fourth quarter to cap a 19-4 run and take a 41-31 lead over Fern Creek (35-3) with 2:51 remaining. The Tigers got as close as three points in the closing seconds before the Jaguars closed out their win at the free throw line.

McNeil scored 10 points during the decisive run for Cooper, the 9th Region champion. Brayden Runion added 15 points for the Jaguars, who will face Bowling Green in Sunday’s title game.

Anthony Wales scored 13 points and Ahmad Price had 11 rebounds to lead Fern Creek, the 6th Region champion also making its first state tournament appearance.

Neither team led by more than four points before Fern Creek went up 27-22 three minutes into the second half.

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