NORTH CALDWELL, NJ -- West Essex overcame an early deficit and surged to a 52-41 girls basketball victory over Verona on Thursday.

Jessica Coia scored 19 points and ripped down 17 rebounds for West Essex (14-5), which outscored Verona, 14-2, in the second quarter to take a 22-14 halftime lead.

Katelyn Doud finished with 10 points and three assists for West Essex, which got nine points apiece from Olivia Hansson and Halle Aschenbach.