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Amid grief, Seattle Prep’s Collin Welp shows strength

Seattle Prep forward Collin Welp gets hugs and high-fives near the end of his team's win over Lakeside. "For Collin, it was a chance just to have a sense of normalcy, as much as possible," coach Mike Kelly said. (Lindsey Wasson / The Seattle Times)

On Thursday afternoon, a high school basketball state tournament game turned into a display of strength and compassion. Collin, a 6-foot-8 sophomore, provided the strength, leading Seattle Prep with 13 points, five rebounds and two blocks in his 90-minute distraction from grief.

Huskies

Washington loses for 10th time in past 11 games

Behind a makeshift lineup that included a freshman walk-on, a first-time starter, a hobbled star point guard and a hot-shooting Andrew Andrews, the Huskies made things interesting for a while Thursday night before falling 64-47 to Colorado.