CALDWELL, NJ - West Essex held off a second-half rally to hang on for a 38-36 girls basketball victory over Mt. St. Dominic on Tuesday.

Jessica Coia collected 11 points and 11 rebounds and came up with three steals for West Essex (12-6), which built a 26-15 lead by halftime.

Olivia Hansson scored nine points on three 3-pointers, Sabrina Krasner keyed the defense with five steals, and Lilly James handed out three assists to go with six points for West Essex.