Cooper, a newcomer to the Sweet Sixteen, takes on Bowling Green for the title at 2 p.m. at Rupp Arena.
Cooper’s suffocating defense held Fern Creek to its lowest point total of the season. Sean McNeil led the Jaguars with 22 points, scoring seven during that 10-0 run. Brayden Runion had 15 points and a team-high five rebounds for Cooper.
Ohmer, the toast of the tournament, had a chance to win it for Scott, but his runner with three seconds left missed the mark. The 6-foot guard finished with a game-high 33 points on 11-for-24 shooting.
The Eagles trailed 61-53 heading into the fourth quarter, but they chipped away until they took a 75-74 lead with 1:32 left. The lead went back and forth and back to Scott when Jaycob Pouncy hit a pair of free throws with 29 seconds to go.
But Bowling Green’s Zion Harmon, an eighth-grader, hit a go-ahead jumper in the paint with 23 seconds left for the winner.