Lady Tritons Celebrate Senior Night, Still in Control of FRCC

Joey Bonadonna, Sports Editor, Online Tritonian

The Tritons girls’ basketball team took down rival Bay Port last Friday on senior night, 70-36, and continued their winning streak to 18 on the season.

The program also celebrated senior night for their two seniors, Sarah Hardwick and Caroline Brabant. 

“Senior night was memorable as a whole,” Hardwick said. “Caroline and I both couldn’t believe that it was actually here. It seemed like it came around so fast.”

Hardwick, one of the premier seniors in the state of Wisconsin and a UW-Oshkosh commit, has tallied over 800 career points for the Tritons over four seasons and is a finalist for best senior post player by

Brabant, who has seen an expanded role off the bench this year for the Tritons, has been on varsity for the past two seasons.

“My biggest takeaway from senior night was definitely the speeches made by my fellow teammates,” she said. “They emphasized how much both Sarah and I meant to the team, and I feel that it made the experience special for the both of us.”

As for the game, the Tritons were led by sophomore Gracie Grzesk with 15 points and Hardwick with 12 points en route to the 34-point victory.

The Tritons also took down rival Pulaski on Tuesday, 68-29, advancing their overall winning streak to 19 as well as their active conference win streak, which dates back to the 2019-20 season.

With three games left in the regular season, the girls know that they have the conference all but wrapped up if they can take down De Pere next Tuesday. However, they also know they need to take a “one game at a time” approach.

“Each matchup is important, and every team will give us their best efforts,” Brabant said. “We just have to stay focused each game, and continue to play as a team.”

“We really focus on taking it one game at a time, for  it can be easy to get ahead of ourselves during playoffs,” Hardwick said. “Right now we are focused on finishing out conference and securing the #1 seed for the playoffs. After that it will be the same philosophy of one game at a time and not looking too far ahead.”