NEWARK, NJ - The West Essex boys basketball team opened its season with a 59-20 victory over Collegiate High School on Friday.

Scott Barlow led the way with 28 points for the Knights, who outscored Collegiate, 11-2, in the second quarter to open a 26-12 halftime lead before breaking it wide open with a 20-2 flurry in the third quarter.

Heath Kalb finished with 10 points for West Essex, which will host Irvington Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the home opener in North Caldwell.