NORTH CALDWELL, NJ -- The West Essex boys basketball team got into a running game with Weequahic and came out ahead in a 69-67 victory Thursday night.

John Georgiou scored 16 points to lead West Essex (4-4), which opened a nine-point lead after a quarter but had to hold on through a high-scoring final period to come out with the victory.

Garrett Kessler scored 10 points, Chris Corbo nine points and Daniel Brener eight points for the Knights.