PATERSON, NJ - The Lady Knights beat Clifton, 63-47, in the first round of the state basketball playoffs on Monday. 

Koryn Lawrence and Erika Brown scored 16 points each and Morgan Taylor added 14 for Kennedy.

The fourth-seeded Lady Knights host fifth-seeded Bloomfield in the second round on Wednesday in the quarterfinals of the North Jersey, Section 1 playoffs in Group 4.