The Granville High School boys basketball team overcame a nine-point deficit in the fourth quarter to defeat New Albany 58-54 in overtime in the second round of the Division II district tournament Friday at Grove City.

The Granville High School boys basketball team overcame a nine-point deficit in the fourth quarter to defeat New Albany 58-54 in overtime in the second round of the Division II district tournament Friday at Grove City.

Granville moved to 14-7 and will face second-seeded Canal Winchester in a district semifinal Thursday at the Fairgrounds Coliseum. The Indians defeated Jonathan Alder 50-31.

New Albany finished 11-11.

New Albany entered the fourth period with a nine-point lead but saw it diminish quickly as Granville scored the first eight points of the quarter. New Albany regained control as the Eagles took a 45-40 lead with 2 minutes, 20 seconds left. Trailing 48-45 with less than a minute left, the Blue Aces got a 3-pointer from Jameson Kirk with 16.5 seconds left to tie the score at 48 and send it into overtime.

Peter Kobelt hit a 3-pointer at the beginning of overtime to give New Albany a 51-48 lead. Following a Sam Krebs free throw, which gave New Albany a 52-50 lead, Granville took over.

The Blue Aces took a 53-52 lead after converting two steals into a basket and a free throw for a 53-52 lead with 1:40 left. With 46.9 seconds left Granville's Cody Hall was fouled grabbing a rebound and hit both of his free throws. He repeated the process on the next possession, giving Granville a 57-52 lead with 29.0 seconds left. New Albany attempted a comeback but the Eagles missed four of their final five shots in overtime.

"We made some very, very crucial mistakes down the stretch," New Albany coach Sam Davis said. "We didn't get the ball into the hands of our seniors. We played like we were afraid in the end. I thought we played well enough to win, and I'm proud of our kids' effort -- that's as hard as we've played all season long. But we just made some real big errors down the stretch."

Cory Becher scored 16 points to lead Granville, Miles Clark had 15 and Kirk had 11. Kobelt led New Albany with 12 points, Krebs had 11 and Chase Sutton had 10.