Harmon's late jumper lifts Bowling Green over Scott, 80-79

Harmon's late jumper lifts Bowling Green over Scott, 80-79

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.

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 (31-4) in Sunday's 2 p.m. championship game in Rupp Arena. 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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