An all-star showcase suddenly turned into a real basketball game.
That normally isn’t how it goes when the Class 4A and Class 3A boys hook up at the Washington Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Association all-state game.
But as soon as the 4A squad started making shots late, suddenly a more serious expression came over the face of coach Tim Kelly, who just led Curtis High School to the WIAA state title two weeks ago.
“I said, ‘Can you play just a little bit of defense now?’” Kelly said with a chuckle.
And after trailing by as many as 17 points in …