NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — When the Essex County Girls Basketball Tournament was seeded on Monday night, the West Essex Knights took the No. 13 seed. The first two rounds of the tournament are scheduled for Feb. 4 and Feb. 9.

The Knights enter the tournament in a second-round match up against the winner of the first-round game between Golda Och Academy and Montclair Immaculate. Should they win, the girls will take on No. 4 East Orange.

Newark Tech took the top seed for the tournament, followed by University, West Orange, East Orange, Bloomfield, Montclair, Millburn, Orange, Columbia and Nutley to round out the Top 10. Semifinals will take place at Weequahic on Feb. 22 and the final will be played at Essex County College on Feb. 25.

The Knights are currently 14-3 on the season and will take on Golda Och Academy Thursday on their home court.