NORTH CALDWELL, NJ -- West Essex took control early and went on to a 33-23 girls basketball victory over Cedar Grove Saturday in the consolation round of the holiday tournament hosted jointly by West Essex and Caldwell high schools.

Halle Aschenbach scored 12 points for West Essex (3-1), which pulled out to a 12-4 lead after one quarter and led, 29-14, after three quarters.

Olivia Weiss finished with 10 points for the Lady Knights, who came up on the short end of a 69-67 thriller in the first round against Caldwell on Friday.