P.E.I. clinches playoff spot
SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. (CP) — Canada’s Jennifer Jones scored five in the fourth end en route to an 11-4 win over Nova Scotia’s Nancy McConnery as Draw 16 came to a close at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts Thursday afternoon.
Canada’s final placing in the standings will be determined following their game against Ontario’s Krista McCarville in the final round robin draw later Thursday. Both rinks are tied at 7-3. Kathy O’Rourke’s P.E.I. rink (83) officially clinched a spot in Friday’s page playoff game despite a 10-5 loss to B.C.’s Kelly Scott (6-4).
In other Draw 16 results, New Brunswick’s Andrea Kelly beat Manitoba’s Jill Thurston 9-6 and Alberta’s Valerie Sweeting stole two in the eleventh end to beat Northwest Territories/Yukon 9-7.
Thurston is tied for fourth with Scott at 6-4.
In the morning draw, O’Rourke won 9-5 over Newfoundland; McCarville defeated Nova Scotia 7-3; Quebec’s Eve Belisle (5-5) edged New Brunswick 6-5; and Northwest Territories/Yukon won 9-5 over Saskatchewan.