Ron Alston-Senior Vice President Surgical Procedures at Essentia Health presents the Mike Gerber Girls MVP Trophy to Chelsea Mason of Mountain Iron-Buhl.

DAYBA President Jim Wallner, The Gerber Family and Ron Alston-Senior Vice President Surgical Procedures at Essentia Health pictured with the Mike Gerber Girls MVP Chelsea Mason of Mountain Iron-Buhl.

DAYBA President Jim Wallner, The Gerber Family and Ron Alston-Senior Vice President Surgical Procedures at Essentia Health pictured with the Mike Gerber Boys MVP Rece Dietrich of Barron, WI.

2017 Rosters Coming Soon!!!


2016 ROSTERS

MINNESOTA GIRLS

Megan Aho (Floodwood)
Shania Bolen (Hermantown)

Mya Buffetta (Mountain Iron-Buhl)
Lexie DeWall (Proctor)

Lily Gruber-Schulz (Cook County)

Chelsea Mason (Mountain Iron-Buhl)

Eva Reinertsen (Duluth Denfeld)

Kassidy Steen (Cloquet)

Ashley Taipale (Duluth Denfeld)
Chelsea Swatek (Cromwell)

MINNESOTA BOYS
Kobe Ahonen (Brainerd)
Darnell Goggleye (Northwoods)
Marques Jones (Duluth Denfeld)
Kole Jusczak (Pine City)
Trenton Krueger (St. Croix Lutheran)

John Larson (Braham)

Adam Trapp (Esko)
Jaxson Turner (Esko)
Jacob Wetterlind (Proctor)
Joey Zwak Duluth East)

WISCONSIN GIRLS
Caitlynn Daniels (Siren)
Whitney Folkers (Fall Creek)
Allison Gordon (Bayfield)
Anna Graaskamp (Eau Claire Memorial)
Cheyenne Johnson (Northwestern)
Alyssa Kavajecz (South Shore)
Mackenzie Kmecik (Superior)
Aleia Lupa (Northwestern)
Jamie Reit (Stanley Boyd)
Katie Stark (Hayward)

WISCONSIN BOYS
Isaac Appleby (Eau Claire Memorial)
Connor Bouchard (Washburn)
Peyton Dibble (Cameron)
Rece Dietrich (Barron)
Cody Folkers (Fall Creek)
Aaron Knez (Chippewa Falls)
Noel Mortel (Luck)
Brandon Myer (Superior)
Brant Schick (Washburn)

Adam Vandenberghe (Solon Springs)

"Border BattlE" 
​sponsored by Essentia Health

Tuesday, March 28th

Each spring, DAYBA produces the "Border Battle" All-Star Game Sponsored by Essentia Health, pitting elite players from Northeastern Minnesota vs. players from North Central Wisconsin.  This is the premiere all-star game in the Northland! The 2017 edition of the "Border Battle" sponsored by Essentia Health is Tuesday, March 28th at the University of Minnesota Duluth's Romano Gym. The girls' All Star game tips off at 6:00 pm, followed by the boys at 7:30 pm.


At the 2016 event, we picked a Mike Gerber MVP award winner for both the girl's game and the boy's game.  Each MVP — Rece Dietrich of Barron, WI; and Chelsea Mason of Mountain Iron-Buhl, MN — received an engraved bronze basketball.














History

BOYS GAMES

2009: Wisconsin 103, Minnesota 102, OT (At UWS; attendance 1,000)

2010: Wisconsin 115, Minnesota 88 (At UMD; attendance 850)

2011: Wisconsin 93, Minnesota 72 (At UMD; attendance 850)

2012: Minnesota 135, Wisconsin 75 (At UMD; attendance 1,200)

2013: Wisconsin 98, Minnesota 83 (At UMD; attendance 1,600)

2014: Minnesota 120, Wisconsin 115, 2OT (At UMD; attendance 1,500)

2015: Minnesota 110, Wisconsin 100 (At UMD; attendance 2,000)

2016: Wisconsin 106, Minnesota 101 (At UMD, attendance 1,200)

Overall: Wisconsin 5-3; Minnesota 3-5

Highest single-game scorer: Bjorn Broman (Lakeview Christian Academy, Duluth, MN; 2015) 31 points


GIRLS GAMES

2009: Wisconsin 105, Minnesota 62 (At UWS; attendance 1,000)

2010: Wisconsin 80, Minnesota 72 (At UMD, attendance 850)

2011: Wisconsin 94, Minnesota 88 (At UMD; attendance 850)

2012: Wisconsin 85, Minnesota 69 (At UMD; attendance 1,200)

2013: Minnesota 65, Wisconsin 61 (At UMD; attendance 1,000)

2014: Wisconsin 78, Minnesota 76, OT (At UMD; attendance 900)

2015: Wisconsin 94, Minnesota 70 (At UMD; attendance 1,100)

2016: Wisconsin 78, Minnesota 70 (At UMD; attendance 1,400)

Overall: Wisconsin 7-1; Minnesota 1-7

Highest single-game scorer: Heather Bowe (Eau Claire Regis, 2012): 29 points


A more detailed history of the Border Battle can be found here.


"border battle" Schedule

MINNESOTA AND WISCONSIN GIRLS

2:30 p.m. — report to UMD's Romano Gym lobby

3 — practice

4 — hospitality room; food, beverages, uniforms; UMD coaching staff talk

5 — Locker room

5:30 — Pre-game warmups

6 — GAME TIME

7:25 — Post-game interviews with iFan

7:40 — Post-game hospitality room; food and beverages

Boys All-Star game


MINNESOTA AND WISCONSIN BOYS

3:15 p.m. — report to UMD's Romano Gym lobby

4 — practice

5 — hospitality room; food, beverages, uniforms; UMD coaching staff talk

6 — Girls All-Star game

6:35 — slam dunk exhibition (halftime of girls game)

7 — locker room

7:15 — pre-game warmups

7:30 — GAME TIME

8:50 — Post-game interviews with iFan

9:10 — post-game hospitality room; food and beverages