The 2020 North Clarion team was crowned the best girls’ basketball team in the D9Sports.com-Era (2001-present) with a 60 percent to 40 percent win over 2018 North Clarion in the championship game.
(Photo North Clarion after winning the 2020 KSAC Title. Photo by Jared Bakaysa of JB Graphics. See more of Bakaysa’s work here)
The 2020 She-Wolves recorded 404 votes to the 268 votes received by the 2018 She-Wolves.
The 2020 She-Wolves, coached by Terry Dreihaup, were 26-1 in the COVID-19 virus put a halt to their season in the PIAA Quarterfinals. The lone loss came 42-40 to Coudersport in the District 9 Class 1A championship game stopping a string of three D9 titles in a row. North Clarion bounced back from that loss to beat Sewickley Academy, 47-36, in the first round of the PIAA playoffs before knocking off defending state champion Berlin Brothersvalley, 62-43, in the second round. They were slated to play WPIAL champion Rochester in the quarterfinals when the PIAA suspended play. North Clarion was led by four seniors including Gatesman, the All American Awards & Engraving District 9 Player of the Year and a Clarion University recruit, who was an all-state selection as a junior. Gatesman was averaging 14.6 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 5.1 apg, and 3.1 spg while hitting 49 3-pointers when the stoppage occurred and had amassed 1,232 career points while being named the KSAC MVP. Third-team All-D9 selection Mackenzie Bauer (11.6 ppg, 4.0 spg, 2.9 apg), Gabby Schmader (8.5 ppg, 2.6 apg, 2.2 spg, 32 3-pointers), and Haley Sherman (9.4 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 52.3 percent shooting) were the other three key seniors on the team.
Joining the four seniors were joined on the varsity squad by Trinity Thompson, Addison Shaftic, Amya Green, Gabby DiDolce, Claire Kriebel, Gwen Siegel, and Emily Aites.
Terri Obenrader assisted Dreihaup.
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2020 NORTH CLARION SCHEDULE
|Fri||12/6/2019||3:00 pm||W||8-48||Clearfield||North Clarion||Brookville Tip-Off To.|
|Sat||12/7/2019||5:30 pm||W||54-33||North Clarion||Brookville||Brookville Tip-Off To.|
|Tue||12/10/2019||7:30 pm||W||11-66||Forest Area||North Clarion||KSAC|
|Fri||12/13/2019||7:30 pm||W||63-22||North Clarion||Union||KSAC|
|Wed||12/18/2019||7:30 pm||W||28-62||A-C Valley||North Clarion||KSAC|
|Thu||12/19/2019||8:00 pm||W||74-29||North Clarion||C-L||KSAC|
|Fri||12/27/2019||7:00 pm||W||36-49||Clarion||North Clarion||Kane Christmas To.|
|Sat||12/28/2019||TBA||W||43-34||North Clarion||Kane||Kane Christmas To.|
|Fri||1/3/2020||7:30 pm||W||57-17||North Clarion||Venango Catholic||KSAC (Varsity Only)|
|Wed||1/8/2020||7:30 pm||PPD||N/R||North Clarion||Cranberry||Non-League|
|Fri||1/10/2020||7:30 pm||W||9-62||Karns City||North Clarion||Non-League|
|Mon||1/13/2020||7:30 pm||W||48-39||North Clarion||Keystone||Non-League|
|Wed||1/15/2020||7:30 pm||W||41-57||Moniteau||North Clarion||Non-League|
|Fri||1/17/2020||6:00 pm||W||57-34||North Clarion||Clarion||Non-League (Varsity Only)|
|Tue||1/21/2020||7:30 pm||W||56-70||Redbank Valley||North Clarion||Non-League|
|Thu||1/23/2020||7:30 pm||W||66-28||North Clarion||Kane||Non-League|
|Fri||1/24/2020||7:30 pm||W||82-20||North Clarion||Forest Area||KSAC at W. Forest (Varsity Only)|
|Mon||1/27/2020||TBA||W||66-26||North Clarion||Johnsonburg||Non-League (Varsity Only)|
|Wed||1/29/2020||7:30 pm||W||29-66||Union||North Clarion||KSAC|
|Fri||1/31/2020||7:30 pm||W||67-22||North Clarion||A-C Valley||KSAC|
|Tue||2/4/2020||7:30 pm||W||20-68||C-L||North Clarion||KSAC|
|Fri||2/7/2020||6:00 pm||PPD||N/R||Venango Catholic||North Clarion||KSAC (Varsity Only)|
|Tue||2/11/2020||7:00 pm||W||20-57||Venango Catholic||North Clarion||KSAC (Varsity Only)|
|Wed||2/12/2020||7:30 pm||W||28-63||Cranberry||North Clarion||Non-League|
|Sat||2/15/2020||8:00 pm||W||36-53||Redbank Valley||North Clarion||KSAC Championship Game at Clarion U.|
|Tue||2/25/2020||7:00 pm||W||47-62||Elk CC||North Clarion||D9 1A Semis at Kane HS|
|Sat||2/29/2020||3:00 pm||L||42-40||Coudersport||North Clarion||D9 1A Title at Clarion U.|
|Sat||3/7/2020||1:00 pm||W||36-47||Sewickley Academy||North Clarion||PIAA 1A 1st Round at Clarion U.|
|Wed||3/11/2020||7:30 pm||W||43-62||Berlin Brothersvalley||North Clarion||PIAA 1A 2nd Round at Indiana HS|
|Sat||3/14/2020||TBA||CAN||0-0||Rochester||North Clarion||PIAA 1A Quarters at TBA|