WINSLOW — It was a five-point game at halftime, but that was before Jordyn Pomerleau had the kind of quarter every player dreams about.

Pomerleau, a 5-foot-5 senior guard for Winslow, took five 3-pointers in the third quarter, and made them all. She finished with 19 points in the quarter and 28 for the game, as the Black Raiders ran away for a 56-27 victory over Mt. View on Thursday night.

“She’s always been a very capable shooter,” Winslow coach Tom Nadeau said. “When she shoots with confidence, she can hit shots. Tonight, she just got a groove and we rode that train.”

Pomerleau hit some 3-pointers this season, but was coming off a scoreless game in Winslow’s 42-29 victory over Maine Central Institute on Tuesday. Against Mt. View, she led all scorers with nine points in the first half as Winslow led 25-20 at the break.

Mt. View (0-4) concentrated on stopping Winslow center Elizabeth Ferry (15 points, six blocked shots), and held Ferry to five points in the first half. In the third quarter, however, Pomerleau single-handedly shredded that zone. Pomerleau was 7 for 8 from the floor in the third quarter, and finished 10 for 15 with seven 3-pointers. She played two minutes in the fourth quarter but didn’t touch the ball on offense.

“I was just feeling it tonight,” Pomerleau said. “My teammates did a great job getting me the ball. Defensively, we did a great job, and that’s what we’ve been working on in practice.”

Pomerleau scored five points in the first 45 seconds of the third quarter to push Winslow’s lead to 10. After Mt. View called timeout, Pomerleau stuck another 3-pointer. She also scored the last eight points of the quarter on a three from the right corner, a layup off a steal, and a three from the left wing with seven seconds left. Winslow outscored Mt. View 24-4 in the quarter and led 49-24.

It was tough to watch for the Mustangs, who led 7-0 at one point, and that was despite missing both guard Delainey Kein and center Anna Piotti (10 points, seven rebounds) for long stretches with foul trouble.

“I thought my girls played really hard in the first half, did some things well,” Mt. View coach Erica Gabbianelli said. “That’s the first time we led this year, to start the game. To only be down by five at halftime was a big thing for us. It was definitely some improvement, and heading in the right direction in the first half. We just didn’t come out with the focus in the second half.”

Winslow (3-2) also played the kind of defense it needs to win. The Raiders didn’t force a lot of turnovers, but eliminated most of the easy shots, and Mt. View shot 19 percent from the field.

“We’re getting better every time we step on the floor,” Nadeau said. “That’s all we can ask for.”

Matt DiFilippo — 861-9243
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