NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - The West Essex girls basketball team built a 20-point lead in the first half on its way to a 61-34 victory over Technology High School Tuesday afternoon.

Lilly James poured in 18 points, including four 3-pointers, for West Essex (15-3), which led, 19-10, after one quarter and 36-16 at the half.

Danica DeFrank finished with 12 points for the Lady Knights, who had eight 3-point baskets in the contest, including two by Sabrina Krasner.