Tilden owned just a one-point lead, 10-9, at the end of the first quarter but stretched that to three points, 24-21, at halftime.
The Eagles made a few adjustments at the break and played good, solid basket in the third period to climb out to a 37-32 advantage. The Cowboys rallied in the fourth quarter and were out front by three with the clock winding down to a handful of seconds. Eagle guard Clay Brown then hit a jumper from beyond the arc with just two seconds left to play in regulation to send the tilt into the extra period. It was all tied at 49-49, and the extra five minutes would be needed to decide a winner.
The home team scored six OT points while holding the Eagles to four to earn the 55-53 victory.
Eric Montez led the Pettus scoring with 19 points in the loss. Matt Gonzales contributed 13 markers, and Brown was also in double figures with 11. Nine of Brown’s tallies were on treys.
“It was a very exciting game, and I am very proud of the effort and teamwork displayed by the our whole team,” said Pettus head coach Tony Ferguson.
The Eagles played Tuesday night in Ganado against the Indians. The Pettus boys will host Karnes City on Dec. 4 with the JV game tipping off at 5 p.m.