Lake Mills junior forward Charlie Bender was selected WBCA honorable mention all-state in Division 3 during voting held recently.

Bender tallied 15.3 points per game along with 6 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 1.6 blocks, shooting over 50 percent from the field and 35 percent from 3-point range.

“I thought for him to get it as a junior was impressive,” Lake Mills boys basketball coach Steve Hicklin said.

“We’ve had guys make it as a senior. Aside from Turner Moen, he’s the first non-senior. When you look up and down that list you don’t see a lot of juniors. Another thing Charlie can look back on with some pride to have accomplished this season.”

Bender scored a career-high 34 points in the team’s 68-61 victory at Edgewood on Jan. 4.

The L-Cats went 21-4, posting a 9-1 league record en route to winning the Capitol North.

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