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

MINNESOTA GIRLS

Natalie Bebeau (Deer River)

Mya Buffetta (Mountain Iron-Buhl)
Mary Burke (Mountain Iron-Buhl)

Ava Gonsorowski (Esko)

Sarah Grow (Centennial)

Heaven Hamling (Grand Rapids)

Ayla Lemke (Two Harbors)

Chelsea Mason (Mountain Iron-Buhl)

Chelsea Swatek (Cromwell)

Jordyn Thomas (Hermantown)

MINNESOTA BOYS
Cody Carlson (Duluth East)
Noah Gindorff (Crosby-Ironton)
Jaylon Holmes (Mountain Iron-Buhl)

Rob McClain Jr. (Red Lake)

Brock Schrom (Grand Rapids)

Jack Silgen (Crosoby-Ironton)

Jake Skelly (Grand Rapids)

Nate Soumis (Hermantown)
Adam Trapp (Esko)

Bryden Urie (Proctor)


WISCONSIN GIRLS
Hannah Anderson (Eau Claire Regis)
Brianna Banks (Eau Claire North)
Ella Ellenson (Rice Lake)
Shauna Kavajecz (South Shore)

Nikki Kilboten (Eau Claire North)

Kaly Kostrova (Rhinelander)
Ellie Leadstrom (Superior)
Tori Martell (Somerset)

Aliya Seibel (Bloomer)
Chandler Zwiefelhofer ( Bloomer)



WISCONSIN BOYS
Brady Booth (Stanley-Boyd)

Trevor Cook (Washburn)
Xavier Cummings (Hayward)

Seth Hause (Stanley-Boyd)
Bailey Kale (La Crosse Center)

Colin Mergen (Drummond)

Justin Reinkall (Superior)
Alex Tecker (Northwestern)

Austin Werdin (Eau Claire North)

Riley Stowers (Northwestern)

"Border BattlE" 
​sponsored by Essentia Health

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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

3:00 p.m. — report to UMD's Romano Gym lobby

3:30  — practice

4:30 — hospitality room; food, beverages, uniforms; UMD coaching staff talk

5:30 — Locker room

5:40 — 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

4:00 p.m. — report to UMD's Romano Gym lobby

4:30 — practice

5:30 — 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