VERONA, NJ - West Essex pulled away in the second half for a 55-41 boys basketball victory over Verona on Tuesday.

John Georgiou led four scorers in double digits with 15 points for West Essex and he also grabbed five rebounds. Pat Sansone scored 13 points, Ian McLaughlin collected 12 points and five rebounds, and Scott Barlow totaled 11 points and three steals.

The Knights trailed, 22-21, at halftime before taking the lead with a 17-11 showing in the third quarter. West Essex closed the contest out by outscoring the Hillbillies, 17-8, in the final period.