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PEI'S BIRT, WILD CARD SCHEIDEGGER LEAD POOL B AT SCOTTIES
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THE CANADIAN PRESS
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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.


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