NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - Old Tappan took control in the third quarter and went on to a 48-37 girls basketball victory over West Essex in the quarterfinal round of the NJSIAA Section 1, Group 3 state tournament Thursday night.

Old Tappan outscored West Essex, 18-8, in the third quarter to take a 34-19 lead.

Nicole Realbuto and Lilly James each finished with nine points for West Essex, which concluded its season with a 20-5 record.