MONTCLAIR, NJ - The West Essex boys basketball team fell short in its bid for an upset in the first round of the Essex County Tournament Friday night.
Montclair rallied in the fourth quarter for a 38-30 victory over the 20th-seeded Knights. Montclair is the 13th seed.
Oliver Ortman scored 19 points for West Essex, which held a 16-12 halftime lead and was still ahead, 21-19, heading into the fourth quarter. The Mounties outscored West Essex, 19-9, in the fourth quarter.