Houle made four three-pointers on her way to a 14-point night to lead Shaker. Sophomore forward MacKenzie Rowland contributed nine points and seven rebounds, and her younger sister, freshman Madison Rowland, added nine rebounds including eight boards at the offensive end. Sophomore forward Lauren Woods chipped in eight points.
Shen moves on to Saturday's regional final against Section III champion Cicero-North Syracuse, while Shaker " with four starters returning " prepares for what it hopes will be another strong season next year.
"Does the future look bright for us? Absolutely," said Caschera. "With the starters we've got coming back and the other girls we'll have coming in, we should be very competitive again.""