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La Conner shooting star Benson nets 2B All-State hoop honors


DRIVING FORCE---La Conner’s Justine Benson scored points for the Lady Braves and with Associated Press sportswriters this past season. The AP writers named Benson, a senior shown above in action at the Hardwood Classic in Spokane last month, to their first unit 2B Girls’ All-State Basketball Team. Benson finished as the all-time Lady Braves scoring leader. – Photo by Lauren Reynolds

There was no question Justine Benson was one of the best players at the 2B Girls Hardwood Classic in Spokane last month.

Nor was there any doubt in the minds of Associated Press sportswriters that the La Conner High standout was among the top hoop talents statewide through the entire 2019-20 season.

The AP writers recently named the 5’-8” senior guard-forward to the first unit 2B Girls’ All-State Basketball Team.

It is the latest in a slew of awards garnered by Benson, the all-time Lady Braves’ leading scorer with 1,580 career points.

Benson is joined on the All-State first squa...

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