CUMBERLAND — Greely took over the game in the third quarter to run away with an 80-58 win over Yarmouth in a Western Maine Conference boys’ basketball game Monday night.

The Rangers, the top-ranked team in Class A South, got a chance to run and made 11 of 14 shots to start the second half to beat the Clippers, the top-ranked team in Class B South.

“We have the talent,” said Ryan Twitchell, who scored 10 of his 16 points in the second half. “We just need to play together. Once we start playing together we could really get out and run and score some points.”

Greely (4-0) opened the second half with an 8-2 run and outscored Yarmouth 12-2 in the third quarter to take a 63-46 lead.

“We didn’t answer the call defensively, and offensively we started to force things to try to stay with their tempo,” Yarmouth Coach Adam Smith said. “Instead of trying to control the tempo, we tried to stay with the tempo. (Greely) looked really happy when they were running the floor. They enjoyed that.”

Shane DeWolfe, a junior guard, scored 16 of his game-high 23 points in the third quarter.

Jordan Bagshaw, who hit all four of his 3-pointers in the second quarter, added 20 points.

“It’s a whole different team when we play together,” Twitchell said.

“We don’t rush shots. When we play together we get great shots.”

“We can put five pretty talented guys on the floor, and when we play together it causes a lot of mismatches for other teams,” Greely Coach Travis Seaver said.

“The more we play together the tougher we are.”

Alek Medenica led the Clippers (3-1) with 16 points. Nolan Hagerty and Gibson Harnett each added 14 points.

Greely held a 36-30 lead at the end of a competitive first half.

“In the first half, we played really well at both ends (of the court),” Smith said. “In the second half (Greely) turned up the intensity. They got a couple of steals. Offensively, I thought they attacked the rim really so much better.”

Added Seaver: “Yarmouth did a nice job in the first half in slowing things down. They slowed the game down. We struggled during the first 16 minutes and after that the kids made some nice adjustments.

“Our offense was a little sluggish in the first and second periods. We did a nice job of making some adjustments and I think we made Yarmouth feel a little uncomfortable.”

Originally, the two teams were supposed to play Saturday night, but the game was postponed because of snow. It became the first of three games the Rangers are scheduled to play over a four-day stretch.

“In the beginning of the year you like to spend time in the gym and work on stuff,” Seaver said. “I got a list a mile long and you’d like to practice, (but) the kids are ready to play.”