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SHOWING SPORTSMANSHIP — It’s the annual spring equinox.
No, not the moment when you can balance an egg on its side.
It’s the convergence in the sporting calendar of baseball, basketball, soccer and even some iterations of spring football (RIP to the AAF). That gives us plenty of highlights during any normal day.
But before we get to the best of former local college standouts at the next level, let’s take a moment to recognize the most adorable moment from the past week — courtesy of our friends North of the Border.
As always, click on the video above for each of our Great Clips of the Week.
Teammates don’t shake hands; teammates hug 🤗
When in doubt, hug it out.
That’s what a children’s basketball team did in Canada last weekend, when their coach told them to huddle during a game.
Their coach wanders over to say something to the squad. But all he can do is smile, and laugh, at the cuteness overload — which is exactly how we reacted, as well.
Thanks to Gurpreet Singh Dhillon for sharing the video on Instagram, whose video was quickly picked up and spread wide by news aggregator Storyful.
Triple Double(s) Alert 🚨
One former local college basketball star made career history over the weekend.
No, this is not a brief about You Know Who, Utah fans.
Delon Wright registered his first career triple-double Friday night, putting up 26 points, 14 assists and 10 rebounds in the Memphis Grizzlies’ 122-112 win over the Dallas Mavericks.
Wright shot 10-of-19 from the field, and his points and assists were both career highs.
Perhaps more impressive is that Wright, who played two seasons at Utah from 2013-15 and won the Bob Cousy Award given to the nation’s top point guard in 2015, finished with no turnovers.
He then backed it up Sunday, registering 20 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists and becoming the first player in Grizzlies’ franchise history to record a triple-double in back-to-back games. Memphis lost Sunday, 129-127 in overtime.
Delon Wright is the first player in Grizzlies history with a triple-double in back-to-back games 🔥 pic.twitter.com/rGn2BTJB5F— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) April 8, 2019
Dueling gems ⚾️
Former BYU star outfielder Brennon Lund had quite the start to his first Triple-A baseball season last week.
The first Opening Day starter from Utah on a Salt Lake Bees roster since 2014, Lund had four hits with a double and four runs scored in the first four games of the Bees’ opening weekend series against the Albuquerque Isotopes.
But he’ll most be remembered for a web gem on the warning track Sunday in New Mexico.
What a catch for Brennon Lund! ⚾ pic.twitter.com/f27yak8GLj— Salt Lake Bees (@SaltLakeBees) April 7, 2019
That wasn’t even the best catch of the series, though.
The honor belonged to Isotopes shortstop Peter Mooney, whose diving stop and behind-the-back toss to second base helped Albuquerque to the 3-2 win Saturday.
The Isotopes took the series with three wins in the first four games.
The Bees wrap up the series Monday at noon, before beginning a seven-game homestand Tuesday night against Fresno.