NORTH CALDWELL, NJ -- West Essex established a nine-point lead after one quarter and went on to a 32-22 girls basketball victory over Newark Academy on Tuesday.

Gianna Puorro scored 11 points, grabbed six rebounds and passed for three assists for West Essex (10-6), which led, 11-2, at the end of the first quarter.

Olivia Weiss had eight points, six rebounds and three steals, and Jessica Coia took down a team-high seven rebounds to go with six points for the Lady Knights.