ROCKLAND — If the impressive preseason performances turned in by the host Oceanside basketball teams on Wednesday night, Nov. 30 against a traditionally strong, higher-classed opponent were indicators, Mariner fans again can expect plenty of court fun, excitement, wins and, dare they dream — a gold ball quest or two — in 2022-23.

On Wednesday, Oceanside, with an enrollment of 477 in Class B South, hosted Bangor, with 1,182 students in Class AA North, in a doubleheader.

Oceanside’s Alex Collins, facing left, and teammate Zeb Foster (1) play a two-man game. Photo by Ken Waltz

On this night, the Mariners proved Ram tough.

The Oceanside boys won 63-54 and girls prevailed 55-40.

The Mariners have been busy playing a number of talented opponents, near and far, as they gear up for the regular campaign.

Oceanside’s Bailey Breen, left, and Bangor’s Abbie Quinn. Photo by Ken Waltz

Oceanside, as it did last year, certainly expects to challenge for regional and state titles and, along the way, compile a boatload of victories.

Of course, the Mariner girls won regional and state titles last winter and look to build on an impressive 33-game win streak as they dribble into a new campaign.

Oceanside’s Zach Woodman, middle, as well as Bangor’s Liam Vigue, left, and Mason Studley. Photo by Ken Waltz

In Wednesday’s boys game, the Mariners led 17-16 after one quarter, trailed 33-29 at halftime and regained a 47-44 edge after three stanzas.

For the Mariners, Carter Galley tossed in 26 points to lead the charge, while his twin brother Cohen Galley added 11. Alex Collins chipped in 10 points; Zach Woodman, five; Maddox Robishaw, four; Jackson Kay, Alex Bartlett and Ben Tripp, two; and Zeb Foster, one.

Oceanside’s Sophie Daggett. Photo by Ken Waltz

Oceanside made 7-of-16 foul shots (44 percent) and eight three-pointers, including four from Carter Galley, three from Cohen Galley and one from Woodman.

Additionally, Carter Galley (3 rebounds, 3 steals), Cohen Galley (6 rebounds, 8 assists), Collins (5 rebounds, 2 steals), Woodman (2 rebounds), Robishaw (3 rebounds), Tripp (5 rebounds), Bartlett (6 rebounds, 2 steals) and Foster (4 assists) had solid statistical contributions.

Oceanside’s Cohen Galley. Photo by Ken Waltz

For the Rams, Damon Gonzales tallied 15 points; Connor Boone, 10; Matt Holmes, eight; Ryan Ford, six; Ethan Baylor, five; Mason Studley, four; and Wyatt Stevens and Liam Vigue, three.

Bangor made 10-of-17 free throws (59 percent) and Vigue and Stevens netted treys.

Oceanside’s Abby Waterman, left, and Audrey Mackie, right, along with Bangor’s Ayzlynn Gifford. Photo by Ken Waltz

In the girls game, the Mariners were keyed by Bailey Breen with 21 points, while Sophie Daggett added 10; Renee Ripley, nine; Hoose and Audrey Mackie, six; Emily Sykes, two; and Caitlyn Lamb, one.

Oceanside made 12-of-22 free throws (55 percent) and Ripley sank the team’s lone trey.

Additionally for the Mariners, Mackie (4 assists, 5 steals), Breen (8 rebounds, 4 assists), Abby Waterman (7 rebounds, 4 assists), Sykes (3 rebounds), Daggett (9 rebounds), Lamb (2 rebounds) and Sienna Geretz (2 rebounds) had strong extra efforts.

For Bangor, Emily Adams netted 10 points; Abbie Quinn, eight; Emmie Streams and Cassidy Ireland, six; Taylor Coombs, five; Ayzlynn Gifford, four; and Lilly Rice, one.

The visitors netted 13-of-22 foul shots (59 percent) and Ireland, Adams and Coombs drilled three-pointers.