NORTH CALDWELL, NJ -- The Indian Hills girls basketball team came in and defeated West Essex, 43-32, to eliminate the Lady Knights in the opening round of the Section 1, Group 3 state tournament on Monday.

Halle Aschenbach scored a team-high nine points for West Essex (14-11), which fell behind, 22-11, by halftime after Indian Hills turned in a 12-5 effort in the second quarter.

Bria Anderson grabbed nine rebounds and Jessica Coia cleared eight boards for West Essex. Olivia Weiss paced the teams' passing game with four assists.