Wisconsin takes MN vs WI Border Battle

Wisconsin takes MN vs WI Border Battle

Superior WI - On Wednesday April 10, 2024 the Duluth Amateur Youth Basketball Association (DAYBA) hosted the 16th annual Border Battle between the best players in northern Wisconsin competing against the best players in northern Minnesota. The players were selected by a panel of judges associated with the DAYBA organization.

The game was held at the Superior School District Gymnasium, and it was a great crowd that turned out to cheer on their favorite athletes.

On the boys side, Winter was represented well by Gunnar Greuel, as he was the only athlete to have a fan bus come out to cheer him on. The Winter crowed showed up with their own cheering section and made it known when Gunnar made a great play on the floor.

Wisconsin Wins Border Battle

Team Wisconsin had a squad full of small-school stars, and the most notable athlete on the roster was Isaiah Kastern, as the only athlete with a Division II commitment to play at the next level.

Team Minnesota had multiple athletes with Isaac Asuma, a Minnesota Gopher commit.

If you were unaware, you would have thought this was the Isaiah Kastern show, he dominated the game from tip-off to the final buzzer with highlight dunks, monster rebounds and aggressive putbacks. He led all scorers with 24 points.

Local athlete, Gunnar Greuel, finished the game with 7 points, 8 rebounds, and some tough defense. Ryan Popowich from Bruce started to cook late in the 2nd half to help propel Team Wisconsin to the win as he finished with 21 points.

Team Wisconsin went on to win the game 116-105, and Isaiah Kastern from Solon Springs was selected as the MVP.

Team Wisconsin

Tre Sanigar - Superior
Domanyck Schwarzenberger - Bloomer
Tyson Lucas - Cameron
Andrew Rocksvolt - Eau Claire North
Gunnar Greuel - Winter
Ryan Popowich - Bruce
Bo Vollrath - Fall Creek
Brady Quinn - Cameron
Isaiah Kastern - Solon Springs (MVP)