Ontario, Canada suffer first loss at Scotties
SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. (CP) — There are no longer any unbeaten teams at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts after Canada’s Jennifer Jones and Ontario’s Krista McCarville suffered losses Monday.
Sharon Cormier’s Northwest Territories/Yukon rink surprised defending champion Jones 10-4 in Draw 7 action.
The Territories held a 5-1 lead through three ends, then scored two in the ninth end to seal the win.
In Monday’s earlier draw, Saskatchewan’s Amber Holland scored one in the 10th end to earn a 7-6 win over McCarville.
With Jones and McCarville both losing, Prince Edward Island took advantage. Kathy O’Rourke scored three in the tenth end to defeat Manitoba 7-6. P.E.I. has sole possession of first place at 4-1, while Canada, Ontario, Alberta and B.C., are in a second-place logjam at 3-1.
In other Draw 7 action, B.C.’s Kelly Scott defeated New Brunswick’s Andrea Kelly 8-3 in eight ends. Alberta’s Valerie Sweeting beat Nova Scotia’s Nancy McConery 85.
In the only other draw six contest, Quebec’s Eve Belisle defeated Newfoundland’s Shelley Nicholls 9-3 in eight ends.