With the score tied 8-8 midway through the first half, the Texans were able to make a slight surge and take a 21-15 halftime lead.
The two teams battled throughout the second half and with 2 minutes and 30 seconds remaining the Texans trailed by two points, 39-37.
With nine seconds remaining in the game and Grayson leading by two, South Plains had a chance to take the lead when Greg Gainey made a field goal and was fouled in the process. Gainey missed his attempt from the charity stripe, sending the game to the extra period where the Texans could not hold on. The loss drops South Plains to 4-3 overall.
The SPC men will look to get back on track when they play Collin County (5-1) at 1 p.m. Collin County upset the second-ranked team in the NJCAA yesterday when they defeated Howard College, the defending NJCAA champions, 68-56.