The Muskegon Heights girls’ Cinderella run in the MHSAA state basketball tournament came to a close at the hands of Adrian Lenawee Christian on Tuesday night.

The Tigers fell, 69-38 in the Division 4 quarterfinals at Gull Lake High School.

“You know, they have never been that far before and it is a learning experience,” said Muskegon Heights Coach Tyrie Johnson about his team’s incredible run. “They have the potential and hopefully over the summer we can improve on taking care of business and work ethic.”

Muskegon Heights fell behind 22-8 after the first quarter and trailed 35-17 at halftime.

Ty’Venona Davis kept the Tigers somewhat in the game in the third quarter as she score nine of her team-high 17 points in the quarter. The Tigers trailed 57-28 to start the fourth quarter.

Tennisha Nolen also paced Muskegon Heights with 10 points while Aniea Johnson finished with seven points.

“They can’t microwave success,” said Coach Johnson about his team’s surprising run. “It was no doubt an eye opener for what they can accomplish, but if they want to get better for an all-around season, we are going to get back to work. If they want to improve, they have to put the work in.”

The Tigers finish the season at 13-9 overall.