WEST ORANGE, NJ -- After three low-scoring quarters, the West Orange boys basketball team turned its offense on in the fourth quarter and pulled away for a 50-41 victory over Verona in the first round of the Essex County Tournament Thursday night.

Maxwell Dent scored 23 points for the Mountaineers (5-13), who outscored Verona, 21-14, in the fourth quarter. At the half, West Orange led, 17-13.

Johan Atwell had 11 points and Gustav Hall scored seven points for West Orange. Andrew Emanuilidis led Verona (10-8) with 22 points.