Down by more than 17 points in the first half, the Cougars rallied and cut the margin to ten, 47-37, at the intermission.
The comeback continued with some strong defensive play and the Cougars got their shooting touch back in the second 20 minutes.
The Cougars went in front late and held a two-point lead at 91-89 with just eight seconds left on the clock. A jump ball was called and the possession arrow went to the Cougars.
However, an official overruled the scoring table and awarded the ball back to the Pirates, believing there was an earlier jump ball and the possession arrow did not change on the earlier call. Of course, Victoria took advantage of the call and tied the game at 91 to send the tilt into the overtime period.
The visitors edged the Cougars in the final few minutes of OT and captured a 105-103 victory.
“We played hard but our problem is boxing out. We gave up too many rebounds, gave them second chance opportunities, and turned the ball over in critical situations,” said CBC head coach Bucky Hartman.
Steven Garcia led the Cougars in scoring with 23 points on the night and pulled down eight rebounds. Aaron Williams hit for 13 points while Damarqua Hawkins and Trevor King both recorded 12 points in the loss.
The CBC Cougars play at home tonight (Wednesday) against the McLennan College Highlanders at 5:30 p.m.
The Cougars will travel over the weekend to compete at the South Plains tournament.