NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - The West Essex girls basketball team rallied from an early seven-point deficit and came away with a 51-49 victory over Bloomfield Tech in the first round of the Essex County Tournament on Saturday.

Lilly James sank four 3-pointers and scored 14 points for West Essex (13-6), which trailed, 18-11, after one quarter, and 38-36 after three quarters.

Katelyn Doud scored 13 points, Sabrina Krasner had 11 points and three assists and Brielle Krause finished with nine points, six rebounds and three steals for West Essex. Jessica Coia was the Lady Knights' high rebounder with seven.