VERONA, NJ - Verona built a 10-point first-quarter lead and went on to a 57-34 victory over West Essex on Thursday.

Zack Zaccone led for Verona with 17 points, eight assists and four steals. Joe Zecchino and Jack Farrell each tacked on nine points for the Hillbillies in the winning effort.

Oliver Ortman finished with 20 points for West Essex (7-8), which was outscored in all four quarters. Brett Reo totaled nine points for the Knights.

The win improves Verona to 10-4 for the season. They travel to Livingston on Tuesday at 7 p.m.