NORTH CALDWELL, NJ -- The hot shooting of Chris Corbo carried the West Essex boys basketball team to a 56-40 victory over Newark Academy on Thursday.

Corbo sank five 3-pointers and finished with 25 points for West Essex (10-7), which established a 31-19 lead by halftime.

Daniel Brener had 15 points and dropped three 3s for the Knights, who also got nine points from Justin Waack.