Weber netted 13 points, while Marissa Ray and Allie Setter each chipped in 12 points for Shen.
"It was a great season," said Strube. "I think as disappointed as the girls may be right now, if you had told them before the season that they'd play for a state title, they might have giggled at the thought of it."
The Plainsmen can think about making a return trip to Hudson Valley Community College next season. While they graduate six seniors including Ray, Roz Alexander, Andrea Mangione and Kayla Wheeler, they will have Weber, Setter and forward Meg Rogers back in the starting lineup.
"I hope it's not the last [time], but you never know," said Strube. "Every season, a new team becomes the top team in your section."
Shen reached the state finals by beating Section V champion Fairport 54-41 in last Friday's semifinal game.
This time, it was the Plainsmen that rallied from a halftime deficit to pull out the win. They outscored the Patriots 16-9 in the third quarter to grab a 37-34 lead, and then they finished with a 17-7 run in the fourth quarter to seal the victory.
Ray had the hot hand for Shen. The senior guard drained four three-pointers on her way to a 20-point night. Weber contributed 15 points for the Plainsmen.
Allyson DiMagno led Fairport with 26 points.""