Bite Size Sports 4/8/22

Thomas Pitney

Sports Editor




NBA Regular Season Winds Down

As the NBA season comes to a close, teams are jockeying for playoff positioning. Leading the Eastern Conference is the Miami Heat (51-28), the red-hot Boston Celtics (49-30), the Milwaukee Bucks (48-30) and the Philadelphia 76ers (48-30), while the Cleveland Cavaliers (43-36) are currently in position to square off in a play-in game as the 7th seed. In the West, the Phoenix Suns (62-16), Memphis Grizzlies (55-23), Golden State Warriors (50-29) and Dallas Mavericks (49-30) lead the pack. 



Saints and Eagles Trade Draft Picks

The New Orleans Saints and Philadelphia Eagles made a rare blockbuster trade of future draft picks. In exchange for giving their 2022 18th overall pick, 2022 101st overall pick, 2022 237th pick, 2023 first-round pick and 2024 second-round pick to the Eagles, the Saints received Philadelphia’s 2022 16th overall pick, 2022 19th overall pick and 2022 194th pick. The Eagles opt to give up two of this year’s first-round picks to beef up their draft arsenal in future years, while the Saints hope to make a splash in the 2022 NFL Draft. 



South Carolina Wins NCAA Basketball Championship

On Sunday, April 3, the University of South Carolina Gamecocks’ women’s basketball team defeated the University of Connecticut Huskies in the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship by a score of 64-49. Destanni Henderson racked up 26 points, four assists and three steals while Aliyah Boston compiled a double-double performance of 11 points and 16 rebounds. With the victory, South Carolina won its second all-time national title, while UConn coach Geno Auriemma was handed his first ever defeat in an NCAA National Championship Game. 

Source: CBS Sports