NORTH CALDWELL, NJ -- A strong effort on the boards and a big third quarter boosted the West Essex girls basketball team to a 54-35 victory over Verona on Tuesday.

Three players for West Essex (9-5) grabbed nine rebounds or more, led by Jessica Coia, who collected 16 rebounds to go with nine points. Chloe Doolen had 12 points and nine rebounds and Olivia Weiss finished with eight points, nine rebounds and seven assists in the victory.

Halle Aschenbach totaled 12 points, four assists, four steals and four rebounds for West Essex, which outscored Verona, 19-9, in the third quarter to take a 42-31 lead.