PEI'S BIRT, WILD CARD SCHEIDEGGER LEAD POOL B AT SCOTTIES
THE CANADIAN PRESS
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Print Edition, Page B16
SYDNEY, N.S. Prince Edward Island's Suzanne Birt and Casey Scheidegger's wild-card rink are tied for the top spot in Pool B at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts.
PEI (4-1) edged New Brunswick's Andrea Crawford 13-12 in an extra end, while Scheidegger (4-1) beat Kerry Galusha of the Northwest Territories 6-5 in two close contests on Tuesday afternoon at the Canadian national women's curling championship.
Meanwhile, Jennifer Jones's Team Canada (3-2) snapped a two-game losing streak with a 9-7 win over Yukon's Nicole Baldwin (0-5).
Saskatchewan's Robyn Silvernagle (3-2) is tied with Jones's Manitoba rink and Galusha for third in the pool after her 8-4 win over Kelli Sharpe of Newfoundland and Labrador.
In Pool A play, Rachel Homan suffered her first loss at the Scotties.
The Ontario skip dropped a 6-5 decision to former provincial rival Tracy Fleury, now representing Manitoba, in the morning draw.
Northern Ontario's Krista McCarville and B.C.'s Sarah Wark are locked in a three-way tie for third in Pool A.
Alberta's Chelsea Carey (5-0) pulled in front of Homan for the top spot in Pool A after a 10-5 win over Nunavut's Jenine Bodner.
In the other morning game, host Nova Scotia picked up its first win as Jill Brothers downed Quebec's Gabrielle Lavoie 7-4.