NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - A big third quarter enabled West Essex to take control en route to a 44-39 girls basketball victory over Wayne Valley Thursday night.

West Essex built a 37-23 lead with a 12-4 run in the third quarter. Danica DeFrank led the Lady Knights with 15 points.

Nicole Realbuto scored 10 points for West Essex, which also got nine points from Brielle Krause.