Sunday, March 9, 2003

Ducks edge Grizzlies 4-3



Cam Severson scored a pair of goals to lead the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks past the Utah Grizzlies 4-3 Saturday night in the AHL at the Gardens.

The Ducks improved to 7-1-1-0 in their last nine games and moved to within five points of Utah for the 10th and final Western Conference playoff seed.

Travis Brigley extended his point streak to nine games.

The Ducks begin an eight-game road trip today at Milwaukee.

Utah102-3
Mighty Ducks310-4
First period: 1. Cin, Severson 10 (Podhradsky, Guite), 1:52. 2. Uta, Heisten 8 (Wotton), 2:07. 3. Cin, Brigley 18, 3:08. 4. Cin, Yarema 16 (N. Smith, Reirden), 10:05 (ppg).

Second period: 5. Cin, Severson 11 (Guite, Commodore), 13:29.

Third period: 6. Uta, Thinel 4 (Jancevski, Heisten), 6:27. 7. Uta, Landry 22 (Gosselin, Wotton), 19:22.

Shots: Utah 12-7-16=35; Cin 9-18-9=36. Power-play opportunities: Utah 0-for-3; Cin 1-for-2. Goaltenders: Utah, Smith (10:05; 7 shots, 4 saves), Hirsch (48:38; 29-28; 11-13-2); Cin, Damphousse (35 shots, 32 saves; record 12-13-4). Att: 8,765.

NOTE: The Ducks recalled goalie Yutama Fukufuji from the crosstown ECHL Cyclones.

ECHL: Bullies beat Cyclones

The Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies secured a playoff spot in the Northeast Division with a 6-4 win over the Cyclones on Saturday at U.S. Bank Arena.

Atlantic City312- 6
Cyclones121- 4

First period: 1. Cin, Casselman 13 (Cannon, Norrie) 1:53; 2. AC Maltby 13 (Paradise, Spadafora) 2:39; 3. AC Spadafora 8 (Mougenel) shg, 11:48; 4. AC Rivard 17 (Curtin, Galbraith) 16:48.

Second period: 5. Cin, Cardarelli 26 (Noga, McIver) 7:42; 6. AC Caudron 34 (Rivard, Metcalf) ppg, 14:55; 7. Cin, Casselman 14 (Cardarelli, Cannon) 19:54.

Third period: 8. Cin, Noga 21 (Twordik) 5:14; 9. AC Galbraith 23 (Rivard, Curtin) 13:23; 10. AC Munn 1 (unassisted) 19:28 sh, eng.

Power plays: AC 1-for-7; Cinc 0-for-4. Goaltenders: AC, Scott Stirling (17-3-4 record; 23 saves, 27 shots); Cin, Marc Kielkucki (6-9); Gregg Naumenko (5-5-3; 16:48 of first period; 18-20 shots). Attendance: 5,419.




XAVIER
No. 11 XU 96, Temple 65
Daugherty: Good as it gets for Xavier
Matta responds to calls for 'Rhino'
Women: Rhode Island 52, Xavier 48

UC BEARCATS
Marquette 70, UC 61
Bearcats' crown slips away
Women: Cincinnati 81, DePaul 64

OTHER BASKETBALL
No. 2 UK 69, No. 3 Florida 67
Simply a Tubby masterpiece
Equipment guy? Mr. Wildcat a cultural icon
Marshall 58, Miami 51
Mich. State 72, Ohio St. 58
Texas holds off Oklahoma
How Top 25 fared, scores
NKU lands GLVC title, Div. II tourney bid
Area players have Purdue in gear
Twelve Villanova players suspended
Stone sits as NCAA again has questions
Jordan to make final Garden appearance
Rookie Williams can't keep quiet

REDS / MLB
Batting order starting to take shape for Reds
Reds 8, Red Sox 8
Kearns latest sidelined by injury
Reds Q&A
Sore elbow made restless spectator of Hudson
Piniella, Baker left their mark
Twins lose Milton for 4-6 months
Applicants want to feed fans

BENGALS / NFL
Lewis accentuates the positive
FB Luchey bolts for Packers
Bengals Q & A
Bears make offer to Slash

PREP SPORTS
Elder succumbs to confident Springboro in district championship
3-pointers save day for Crusaders
Trojans clinch 1st state tourney berth
Fookes earns 400th victory as Rebels win
Campbell Co. clinches first district title since '91
Princeton is pushed, but gains regionals
Hamilton drops St. X in wild one
Centerville dashes Warriors' hopes
Highlands, Dixie Heights unhappy with region draws
Groeschen: Preps Insider
Schmidt: Ky. Preps Insider
Prep playoffs results, schedules

COLLEGE FOOTBALL
OSU spring game tickets go on sale Monday

GOLF
Hoch shares lead with Tway at Doral
Duval diagnosed with vertigo
Woods, Els formidable team
Burk receives award, maintains campaign against Augusta

TRISTATE SPOTLIGHT
Ducks edge Grizzlies 4-3
Seven Four Seven takes Wintergreen
Enquirer Page Two power rankings

ANOTHER PERSPECTIVE
Sports, politics a combustible mix

PLAN YOUR DAY
This weekend's sports on TV, radio