CUMBERLAND – Falmouth found its second wind in the fourth quarter Thursday night. And it blew away Greely.

Senior captain Alex Cattell scored 18 points and Matt Packard added 17 for the Yachtsmen, who were ignited by guard Grant Burfeind in the second half and beat Greely 55-48 in a Western Maine Conference boys’ basketball game.

Falmouth (3-0) trailed 23-18 at the half but outscored Greely 37-25 the rest of the way, including a 20-5 run in the fourth quarter.

The win continues Falmouth’s turnaround from an 8-10 season, its first in 30 years without a berth in the state tournament.

Senior center Mike McDevitt led Greely with 10 points. Senior guard Liam Maker added nine and Bailey Train had eight.

You couldn’t blame the Rangers (1-2) if they were looking over their shoulders despite holding the Yachtsmen to 18 points in the first half. Falmouth had won its first two games — against Cape Elizabeth and Fryeburg Academy — by an average of 23 points.

After Maker put back his own shot to open the third quarter, extending Greely’s lead to 25-18, Packard hit a 3-pointer and Cattell made two 3s to put Falmouth ahead, 27-25.

“That’s us,” Cattell said. “All five guys can shoot the ball. We work the ball around and whoever is open, you just shoot.”

Burfeind (six points) also made a huge difference for Falmouth, pushing the offense with slashing moves and playing frenetic defense.

“We weren’t getting enough pressure in the first half. We wanted to make it a track meet,” said Falmouth Coach Dave Halligan.

“Grant is a competitor. We get a different gear when he comes in.”

McDevitt hit a turnaround to tie it at 27, but Jack Cooleen scored down low for Falmouth and Packard hit another 3 from the right wing, capping a 14-4 run for a 32-27 lead.

It was a familiar feeling for the Rangers. In their opening 69-60 win over Wells, Greely led by 20 points before the Warriors cut the lead to single digits in the fourth quarter. Then at York on Tuesday, the Rangers led by 13 before York rallied for a 56-53 victory.

“It’s learning how to close the game,” said Greely Coach Ken Marks, who returned just three starters from a 16-3 team that lost in the Western Class B semifinals. “It’s a process. You make mistakes today to improve yourself tomorrow. That’s what we’re working on.”

The fourth quarter was another hard lesson on that front. For Falmouth it was another step forward.

“The difference definitely is our bench,” said Cattell, one of eight Falmouth seniors. “Last year we had a strong group of juniors, but we were building, playing our first season of varsity basketball. Now we have seven or eight veteran guys who know what’s going on, and it flows.”