NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - A big second quarter propelled West Essex to a 60-38 boys basketball victory over North 13th Street Tech Thursday night.

Oliver Ortman scored 22 points for the Knights, who outscored North 13th Street, 23-10, in the second quarter to take a 31-17 lead at halftime.

Zac Balz scored 12 points for West Essex (11-10), which completed a sweep of the season series against North 13th Street Tech.