NORTH CALDWELL, NJ -- West Essex built a 12-point lead and held on for a 53-49 girls basketball victory over Park Ridge on Tuesday.

Halle Aschenbach scored 18 points and grabbed four rebounds for West Essex (14-8), which led, 16-4, after one quarter and 33-19 at halftime.

Olivia Weiss finished with 17 points and six rebounds, Jessica Coia grabbed a team-high eight rebounds and Gianna Puorro came up with seven steals to go with six points in the victory.