WEST ORANGE, NJ -- The West Orange girls' basketball team opened its 2019-2020 season the same way its last season ended, with a hard-fought loss to East Orange.

East Orange, which eliminated the Mountaineers in the Section 1, Group 4 tournament last season, built a 10-point halftime lead on its way to a 45-40 victory over West Orange Friday night.

Sophomore guard Kiley Capstraw scored a team-high 21 points and came down with eight rebounds for West Orange. Mackenzie Dover finished with eight points, four rebounds and three assists, and Alexis Dalmacy came down with a team-high nine rebounds in the loss.