MUSKOGEE - If this is what Groundhog Day is going to be like for the Grove Ridgerunners, they'll take it.
In a game nearly identical to Friday's 34-32 win over Vian, the Ridgerunners held off the Heavener Wolves 37-33 to claim the consolation title at the Hilldale Tournament on Saturday.
The Ridgerunners (2-1) led 30-22 after three quarters, but the Wolves (0-4) pulled within two at 33-31 with 2:25 left.
The Wolves still trailed 35-33 with 45 seconds left, but came up empty on their last three trips down the floor, while Grove senior Tyler Busch went 1-of-2 on a pair of trips to the free throw line in the final 10 seconds to seal the win.
Busch led the Ridgerunners with 10 points, seven rebounds and three assists.
Grove was sharp at the offensive end early, getting four from Tanner Stroud and Kyle Summerfield to take a 12-10 lead after one quarter.
Jake Spychalski scored all four of his points in the second quarter as the Ridgerunners, despite six turnovers in the period, extended their lead to 22-16 at the break.
Grove continued to have trouble holding on to the ball in the third quarter, committing seven turnovers. The Ridgerunners, however, forced six turnovers by the Wolves, and a three by Busch and another by Levi Benge (with an assist from Busch) helped Grove to a 30-22 lead after the third.
The Wolves would open the fourth with a 7-0 run to cut the lead to 30-29 with just over five minutes to play. Busch would bail out the Ridgerunners with a three from the corner to push the lead back to four.
Busch would bail out the Ridgerunners again when the Wolves got within a possession, assisting on a Stroud bucket to make the score 35-31 with just over a minute to play before making the free throws that would seal Grove's second straight win.
In addition to Busch's 10 points, Stroud and Summerfield added eight points apiece. Trevor Smith led Heavener with 13 points and seven rebounds, including seven points in the fourth quarter to keep the Wolves close.