Sunday, March 2, 2003

Ducks win 5th in row



The Associated Press

Brendan Yarema scored a pair of goals to lift the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 3-1 Saturday night at Cincinnati Gardens.

Rob Valicevic also scored for the Ducks, who have won five straight following a six-game winless streak. Travis Brigley chipped in with a pair of assists, giving him seven points in the last five games.

Ilja Bryzgalov made 20 saves in the win for Cincinnati, which improved to 8-3-1-0 all-time against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, including 6-0-0-0 at home.

Bryzgalov, a second-round pick by Anaheim in 2000, has won his last three starts with a 1.00 goals-against average and .956 save percentage in that stretch.

Milan Kraft provided the lone goal for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, which has one win its last seven games (1-4-1-1).

Jean-Sebastien Aubin stopped 23 of the 25 shots that he faced in the loss.

The Ducks complete a six-game home stand against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton today at 4:05 p.m.

W-B/Scranton001- 1
Mighty Ducks201- 3
First period: 1. Cin, Yarema 14 (Brigley, Reirden), 11:07 (ppg). 2. Cin, Valicevic 13 (DeWolf), 19:49 (ppg).

Third period: 3. Wil, Kraft 9, 7:09. 4. Cin, Yarema 15 (Brigley, Popovic), 19:38 (eng).

Shots on goal: W-B/S 4-13-4=21; Cin 5-12-9=26.Power-play opportunities: W-B/S 0-for-6; Cin 2-for-4. Goaltenders: W-B/S, Aubin (59:43; 25 shots, 23 saves; record 0-1-0); Cin, Bryzgalov (21 shots, 20 saves; record 8-18-7); A: 6,112. Records: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 27-26-5-5; Cin 20-26-10-4.

NOTE: Defenseman Todd Reirden has been named the Fifth Third Bank Player of February.

Reirden, 31, led Cincinnati defensemen in scoring during the month and posted a season-high three-game point streak Feb. 1-8, recording one goal and three assists. The 6-foot-5, 210-pounder tied a franchise record with a plus-4 rating Feb. 22 against Norfolk.

COLLEGES: Host Alaska Fairbanks (13-12-6, 10-11-6 CCHA) overcame a 1-0 deficit with two second-period goals to defeated the Miami RedHawks 2-1 Friday night and jump past Miami (18-15-2, 11-12-2 CCHA) and Notre Dame into seventh place in the CCHA. Freshman Pat Levendusky scored Miami's goal. The teams played again late Saturday in Fairbanks.

HIGH SCHOOLS: Curt Kassigkeit scored three goals and assisted on a fourth as Hunting Valley University broke a 1-1 tie with five goals in the second period to beat Thomas Worthington 6-1 to win an Ohio state semifinal game at Nationwide Arena in Columbus.




UC BEARCATS
Huggins: Sweet 16 possible
Women: Saint Louis 69, UC 63

XAVIER
Waugh, Piipari put on Senior Day show
Xavier keeps winning the close ones
West, Boothe win awards

OTHER COLLEGE BASKETBALL
No. 2 Kentucky 74, No. 21 Georgia 66
St. John's 72, No. 6 Duke 71
Maryland's Williams gets No. 500
Hoosiers' tourney starts now
Hoosier fans still rooting for Bob Knight
Arizona wins another Pac-10 title for Olson

REDS / BASEBALL
Reds 8, Pirates 3
Daugherty: Has Piniella traded away wins for lifestyle?
Haynes hopes to build on '02
Casey's debut a hit despite 0-for-2
Author Wells could face disciplinary action
Vaughn more comfortable as Met this season
Indoor baseball facility a hit in Louisville
Karros starting over with Cubs
Brown and Dreifort back on mound for Dodgers

BENGALS / NFL
Bengals' Lewis knows what Jermaine can do
Redskins busiest buyer early in free agency
Ambrose signs with Saints

PREP SPORTS
Week ahead: Aiken eyes upset of Winton Woods
Prep hoops playoffs

GOLF
Unmatched Woods adds another title
Lickliter holds on in second tour victory

OTHER SPORTS
Ducks streak snapped
After smacking Ruiz, Jones ponders future

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