NEWARK, NJ - The West Essex girls basketball team jumped to a 15-point lead after one quarter and rolled to a 59-25 victory over Newark West Side on Thursday.

Lilly James led the Lady Knights with 20 points. Danica DeFrank connected for 11 points in the victory and Margaret Ribardo finished with 10 points.

West Essex (3-0) outscored West Side, 18-7, in the second quarter to open a commanding 38-12 lead by halftime.