Evan Thompson / The Record — South Whidbey senior Kellen Boyd led the Falcons with 14 points in a 63-50 loss to King’s on Friday night at Erickson Gymnasium.

Early lead slips away for South Whidbey boys basketball

South Whidbey boys basketball lost to King’s 63-50 Friday, Senior Night, at Erickson Gymnasium.

The Falcons dropped to 8-12 overall and 5-7 in the Cascade Conference. The Knights, who won the class 1A state boys basketball championship in 2016, improved to 16-4 overall and 11-1 in league.

The Falcons led 16-15 after the first quarter, but were outscored by the Knights 18-9 in the second quarter and trailed 33-25 at halftime. South Whidbey was unable to regain the lead the rest of the game.

Senior Kellen Boyd led the Falcons with 14 points, while senior Anton Klein was second with 10 points. Boyd, Klein, Maxfield Friedman, Tyler Heggenes, Thorin Helmersen and Cameron Asay were honored on Senior Night.

The Falcons travel north today to play Lynden Christian in the first round of the 1A District 1 tournament.

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