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In-Depth Preview for Wisconsin vs. Illinois Border Battle

02/04/2024, 2:15pm CST
By Mark Miller

Saturday, February 10, 2024
Tickets $10 adults/$5 students and seniors
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10:00 A.M. Game 
At The Prairie School (Racine)

Burlington Demons
 Steve Brezowitz, Kyle Scott
Enrollment: 1001
Top Players: Connor Roffers (6-4, Sr., 16.9 ppg, 6.2 rpg), Karsen Skiles (6-4, Sr., 10.6 ppg, 5.2 rpg), Tommy Teberg (5-10, Sr., 10.0 ppg, 3.1 rpg), Drew Lang (6-2, Sr., 8.8 ppg, 3.1 rpg), Grant Sulik (6-4, Soph., 8.5 ppg, 4.4 rpg).
2023-24 Record: 13-5 (Through Feb. 7)
Notes: The Demons compete in the Southern Lakes Conference ... Co-coaches Steve Berezowitz is in his 29th year while Kyle Scott is in his first year ... Roffers is ranked No. 31 among state seniors by ... Skiles and Teberg join Roffers as multi-year varsity performers for the Demons.   


Antioch Sequoits 
Coach: Sean Connor, 3rd year
Enrollment: 1290
Top Players: Marshall Gehrke (6-3, Jr.), Teddi Wetu (6-3, Jr.), Cameron Speich (6-0, Jr.), Carter Webb (6-3, Sr.), Joel Bulka (6-3, Sr.).
2023-24 Record: 11-15 (Through games of Feb. 4)
Notes: Antioch plays in the Northern Lake County Conference and are tied for third place in the conference standings.

11:30 A.M. Game 
At The Prairie School (Racine)

West Allis Central Bulldogs
 David Mlachnik, 13th year 
Enrollment: 1126
Top Players: Yusef Gray Jr. (6-4, Soph., 21.6 ppg, 6.6 rpg), Max Jones (6-3, Frosh., 15.9 ppg, 6.2 rpg), Ewell Clinton Jr. (6-2, Jr., 11.1 ppg, 3.5 rpg), Kayden Travis (5-7, Soph., 8.5 ppg, 3.5 rpg), Isaiah Fox (6-0, Frosh., 7.9 ppg, 4.1 rpg), Kevin Pittman (6-10, Soph., 6.6 ppg, 8.5 rpg). 
2023-24 Record: 12-6 (Through Feb. 5)
Notes: The Bulldogs are an exceptionally young team, but boast some of the better young talent in the state, led by sophomore Yusef Gray Jr., the top-ranked class of 2026 prospect in the state by ... West Allis Central competes in the Woodland West Conference for state powerhouse programs from Pewaukee and Wisconsin Lutheran, among others ... Pittman is one of the tallest players in Wisconsin in the 2026 class.


Prospect Knights 
Coach: Brad Rathe, 2nd year
Enrollment: 2155
Top Players: Drew Terpins (5-11, Sr.), Aiden Walter (6-3, Sr.), Frankie Poshnjari (6-4, Sr.), Ryan Lifton (6-0, Jr.), Logan Luxom (Soph.). 
2023-24 Record: 20-6 (Through games of Feb. 5)
Notes: The Knights compete in the Eastern Division of the Mid-Suburban Conference and are tied for first place in the league standings with Rolling Meadows.

1:00 P.M. Game
At The Prairie School (Racine)

The Prairie School Hawks
 Jason Atanasoff, 13th year 
Enrollment: 226
Top Players: LaTrevion Fenderson (6-5, Jr., 22.3 ppg, 11.0 rpg), Carsen Eeg (5-11, Jr., 9.8 ppg, 3.2 apg), Caden Roehl-Landrum (5-10, Sr., 4.2 ppg1.9 rpg), Ben Fiegel (6-1, Sr., 8.9 ppg, 3.9 rpg), Chandler Perry (6-2, Frosh., 7.3 ppg, 4.8 rpg), Dalton Ahlensdorf (6-4, Frosh., 2.4 ppg, 2.9 rpg). 
2023-24 Record: 10-9 (Through Feb. 5)
Notes: The Hawks compete in the Metro Classic Conference ... Fenderson is ranked among the top class of 2025 prospects in Wisconsin and owns scholarship offers from Milwaukee and Wisconsin ... Eeg is a three-year varsity performer at point guard for The Prairie School.


Waubonsie Valley Warriors
Coach: Andrew Schweitzer, 3rd year
Enrollment: 2462
Top Players: Treshawn Blissett (6-5, Sr.).
2023-24 Record: 23-1 (Through games of Feb. 8)
Notes: The Warriors compete in the Du Page Valley Conference ... The Warriors won their first 23 games of the season before suffering a setback ... Waubonsie Valley was ranked No. 4 in Illinois among Class 4A schools in the Associated Press Poll in late January.

2:30 P.M. Game
At The Prairie School (Racine)

Kenosha St. Joseph Lancers
 Jose Garcia, 4th year 
Enrollment: 229
Top Players: Eric Kenesie (6-1, Sr., 24.9 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 5.4 apg), Tommy Santarelli (6-0, Sr., 9.2 ppg, 6.8 rpg), Lowell Werlinger (6-4, Sr., 5.9 ppg, 3.6 rpg), Chris Kenesie (5-11, Frosh., 7.5 ppg, 2.6 rpg), Dominic Santarelli (6-1, Soph., 9.0 ppg, 6.1 rpg), Tomas Baez (5-10, Jr., 5.1 ppg, 2.6 rpg) 
2023-24 Record: 13-5 (Through Feb. 5)
Notes: The Lancers play in the Metro Classic Conference ... Eric Kenesie is a four-year varsity performer who set a WIAA State Tournament record as a junior with a 51-point performance in a Division 4 semifinal win over Saint Mary Catholic ... Dominic Santarelli is one of the state's elite baseball prospects in the class of 2026. 


Buffalo Grove Bison
Coach: Kevin Geldon
Enrollment: 1917
Top Players: Connor Woodin (6-0, Sr.), Lucas Anam-Ndu (6-2, Sr.), Ryan Stefani (5-10, Sr.), Ojun Kwon (6-2, Sr.). 
2023-24 Record: 12-13 (Through games of Feb. 5)
Notes: The Bison compete in the Eastern Division of the Mid-Suburban Conference and currently sit in third place in the league standings. 

4:00 P.M. Game
At The Prairie School (Racine)

Mukwonago Indians
 Steve Pollnow, 5th year 
Enrollment: 1619
Top Players: Caleb Poling (6-4, Jr., 14.6 ppg, 7.7 rpg), Peyton Pollnow (6-0, Jr., 9.4 ppg, 2.5 apg), Josh Hayden (6-3, Jr., 10.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg), Jack Karrels (5-10, Jr., 6.2 ppg, 3.5 rpg), Jake Brunsch (6-2, Jr., 5.1 ppg, 2.0 rpg). 
2023-24 Record: 8-10 (Through Jan. 5)
Notes: The Indians play in the Classic Eight Conference ... Poling is a returning starter from a team that went 13-14 a year ago ... Mukwonago's top five scorers are all underclassmen.  


Fremd Vikings
Coach: Bob Widlowski, 17th year 
Enrollment: 2608
Top Players: Samuel Hirsch (6-3, Sr.).
2023-24 Record: 15-8 (Through games of Feb. 8)
Notes: The Vikings play in the Western Division of the Mid-Suburban Conference and currently sit in a tie for third place in the league standings. 

5:30 P.M. Game
At The Prairie School (Racine)

Milwaukee Academy of Science Novas
 Agape Keys, 18th year
Enrollment: 395 
Top Players: Jamarion Batemon (6-3, Jr., 21.8 ppg, 3.9 rpg), Devin Brown (6-7, Jr., 19.2 ppg, 9.6 rpg), Agape Keys Jr. (6-2, Jr., 11.8 ppg, 4.5 apg), Duece Burkes (6-2, Soph., 8.0 ppg, 4.5 rpg), Amare Jackson (6-4, Jr., 8.5 ppg, 2.7 rpg).  
2023-24 Record: 12-5 (Through Feb. 5)
Notes: MAS plays and independent schedule ... Jamarion Batemon, Devin Brown and Agape Keys Jr., all rank among the top juniors in Wisconsin with Batemon and Brown both owning multiple NCAA Division I scholarship offers ... Burkes is one of the state's elite class of 2026 prospects.   


Niles North Vikings
Coach: Glenn Olson, 15th year 
Enrollment: 2002
Top Players: Yaris Irby (5-10, Jr.), Hunter Gawron (6-6, Jr.), Kaiden Chatham (6-2, Jr.).
2023-24 Record: 20-6 (Through games of Feb. 5)
Notes: The Vikings are a member of the Northern Division of the Central Suburban Conference and currently sit in first place in the league standings. 

7:00 P.M. Game
At The Prairie School (Racine)

Wisconsin Lutheran Vikings
 Ryan Walz, 16th year
Enrollment: 938 
Top Players: Kon Knueppel (6-6, Sr., 26.7 ppg, 9.2 rpg, 4.8 apg), Logan Rindfleisch (6-5, Sr., 14.5 ppg, 2.9 rpg), Grayson Young (6-2, Sr., 9.6 ppg, 5.3 rpg), Zavier Zens (6-6, Soph., 9.1 ppg, 4.0 rpg), Isaiah Mellock (6-1, Jr., 8.1 ppg, 4.9 rpg), Alex Greene (6-3, Jr., 6.8 ppg, 2.6 rpg), Trey Raabe (6-3, Sr, 5.3 ppg, 2.9 rpg). 
2023-24 Record: 18-0 (Through Feb. 5)
Notes: Wisconsin Lutheran competes in the Woodland Conference and is ranked No. 1 among schools at the Division 2 level in the Coaches poll ... Knueppel ranks among the top 30 players in the country and has committed to Duke ... Rindfleisch has committed to NCAA Division III Oshkosh.  


Deerfield Warriors
Coach: Dan McKendrick, 11th year 
Enrollment: 1489
Top Players: Jake Pollack (6-8, Soph.), Charlie Robin (6-2, Sr.), Quinn Schimanski (6-0, Jr.), Drew Rodgers (6-8, Jr.), Zach Friedman (5-11, Jr.), Aaron Pelts (6-0, Jr.).
2023-24 Record: 13-12 (Through games of Feb. 4)
Notes: The Warriors are a member of the Southern Division of the Central Suburban Conference ... Robin, Schimanski and Rodgers are returning starters from a year ago.

8:30 P.M. Game
At The Prairie School (Racine)

 Curtrel Robinson, 2nd year
Enrollment: 1801 
Top Players: Drew Murphy (6-6, Jr., 22.3 ppg), Tre Poteat (6-2, Jr., 16.3 ppg), Cameron Williams (6-3, Jr., 16.2 ppg), Mason Sherry (6-6, Sr., 6.8 ppg), Kamarr Bridges-Miller (6-4, Jr., 6.1 ppg), Bennett Buss (5-9, Jr., 5.3 ppg).
2023-24 Record: 9-3 (Through Jan. 12)
Notes: Verona plays in the Big Eight Conference ... Murphy owns NCAA Division II scholarship offers from Michigan Tech, Northern Michigan and Winona State ... Poteat is one of the state's top football prospects in the 2025 class.


Chicago Brother Rice Crusaders
Coach: Conte Stamas, 2nd year
Enrollment: 1301 (All boys)
Top Players: Zavier Fitch (6-7, Sr.), Cale Cosme (5-7, Sr.), Tyler Wooten (6-2, Sr.), Marcos Gonzales (6-3, Jr.).
2023-24 Record: 23-3 (Through games of Feb. 5)
Notes: The Crusaders play in the Blue Division of the Chicago Catholic League and currently sit in second place in the league standings ... Brother Rice is ranked among the top 10 teams in Illinois among Class 3A schools. 

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