NORTH CALDWELL, NJ -- Five players scored in double digits as the West Essex boys basketball team broke on top quickly en route to a 69-54 victory over Belleville on Tuesday.

Junior guard Justin Waack scored 17 points for the Knights (4-2), who opened a 19-6 lead at the end of the first quarter.

Junior forward Henry Sanok dropped in 14 points, Chris Corbo scored 12 points, and Daniel Brener and Jack Montalto each finished with 10 points for West Essex, which led, 35-21, at the half.