Irmo beat Rockdale County 58-55 to advance to the Chick-fil-A Classic Division II championship game.
The Yellow Jackets broke a 54-54 tie with 1:21 remaining on a dunk by Dominic Shuler and eventually iced the verdict on single free throws by Sam Amedee and Jordan Roper in the final 11 seconds of the game.
Shuler led the Irmo scoring parade with 14 points, while Roper tallied 12 and DeTrek Browning scored 11 points in 14 minutes of play off the bench. Shuler also led the Jackets (6-1) in rebounding with nine.
David Frazier also made significant contributions despite scoring just two points on 1-for-9 shooting from the field. The senior forward grabbed seven rebounds and dished out six assists.
The Yellow Jackets will make their first place bid on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.