---- — HAVERHILL — The Northern Essex men’s basketball team bounced back from its first loss of the season to beat Holyoke in its home opener, 82-61.
Kyle Sangster led the Knights (3-1) with 19 points, 3 rebounds and 5 steals while Javonte Forbes had 16 points, 5 rebounds and 6 blocks. Providing a spark off the bench was Andrew White with four points and six steals.
The Knights will be back home tonight against Mass. Bay at 7 p.m.