Taking on 20th-ranked Silsbee during the Christmas break, the Lufkin Panthers expected a full 32-minute fight from the Tigers. When it went an extra four minutes, the Panthers never backed down.

T.K. Scott scored his first 6 points of the game when Lufkin took over in overtime, Christian Mumphery scored on a clutch drive in the final minute and the Panthers survived a 57-54 win over the Tigers at Panther Gym on Monday afternoon.

Josh Havard's email address is josh.havard@lufkindailynews.com.