NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - The West Essex girls basketball team shut out Golda Och Academy in the second quarter on its way to a 54-27 victory Monday afternoon.

Lilly James scored 15 points for West Essex (16-3), which outscored Golda Och, 22-0, in the second quarter to take a 43-7 lead. The Lady Knights held a 21-7 advantage after the first quarter.

Nicole Realbuto scored nine points and Brielle Krause netted eight points for West Essex, which has won five games in a row.