Despite losing her last two round round games, Michelle Englot of the Granite will play in the 1-1 page playoff game at the 2017 Provincial Scotties Tournament of Hearts at the Eric Coy Arena in Winnipeg.

Englot dropped an 8-4 decision to Cathy Overton-Clapham of Fort Rouge but clinched first place when Kerri Einarson of East St. Paul lost 10-5 to Darcy Roberston of Pembina.

Englot, Einarson and Robertson all finished with 5-2 records but the Granite foursome advanced to the 1-1 game because they finished first in the group in the accumulative skills based ranking which is the draw to the button done by each team prior to each draw.

"We do focus on that to make sure that we do have a good draw to the button," said Englot. "That's the way it works in the Slams and things like that. The draw to the button in tie-breakers becomes very important."

"We need to pick up our game a little bit," added Englot. "We started strong at 5-0 and lost our last two. We need to turn things around a little bit and start making a few more key shots."

Englot, third Kate Cameron, second Leslie Wilson and lead Raunora Westcott will face Jennifer Jones of St. Vital in the 1-1 page playoff game.

"Against a team that is as strong as Jennifer's, you need to make sure that your rocks are in the right positions and you don't leave them any angles on things," said Englot. "So rock position is critical. That's something that we will be focusing on."

Robertson jumped out to a 5-1 lead after four ends and defeated Einarson 10-5 this morning.

The rematch goes at 4 p.m. and the winner will advance to the 2-2 game.

"We're excited to be in this position and if we keep playing like we're playing we'll have a good chance," Robertson said. "It always comes down to the final days of the Scotties. You never know until then."

Overton-Clapham and Beth Peterson of Assiniboine Memorial finished tied for fourth in the Red Group at 4-3, Lisa Menard of Dauphin was 3-4 while Meghan Armit of West Kildonan and Tiffany McLean of Portage were 1-6.

Still in the hunt for a playoff spot in the Black Group are Cheryl Reed of Brandon and Shannon Birchard of St.Vital who are 4-2 and Briane Meilleur of Fort Rouge who is 3-3.

 

scotties red jan28 001Darcy Robertson and Kerri Einarson will meet in a tie-breaker at 4 p.m.

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Wednesday, April 25th

NHL
Eastern Conference
Toronto at Boston, 6:30 p.m.
(best of 7 quarterfinal tied 3-3)

AHL
Central Division
Manitoba at Grand Rapids, 6 p.m.
(best of 5 semifinal tied 1-1)

NBA
Eastern Conference
Toronto 108 Washington 98
(Raptors lead best of 7 quarterfinal 3-2)
Indiana at Cleveland, 6 p.m.
(series tied 2-2)
Western Conference
Utah at Oklahoma City, 8:30 p.m.
(Jazz lead series 3-1)
Minnesota at Houston, 8:30 p.m.
(Rockets lead series 3-1)

Major League Baseball
American League
Houston 5 Los Angeles 2
Seattle 4 Chicago 3
Minnesota at New York, 5:35 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Baltimore, 6:05 p.m.
Boston at Toronto, 6:07 p.m.
Oakland at Texas, 7:05 p.m.
National League
San Diego at Colorado, 2:10 p.m.
Washington at San Francisco, 2:45 p.m.
Atlanta at Cincinnati, 5:40 p.m.
Arizona at Philadelphia, 6:05 p.m.
Miami at Los Angeles, 6:35 p.m.
New York at St. Louis, 7:15 p.m.
Interleague
Detroit at Pittsburgh, d/h 4:05 p.m.
Chicago Cubs at Cleveland, 6:10 p.m.
Milwaukee at Kansas City, 7:15 p.m.

Thursday, April 26th

NHL
Eastern Conference
Pittsburgh at Washington, 8 p.m.
(1st game in best of 7 semifinal)
San Jose at Vegas, 9 p.m.
(1st game in series)

AHL
Central Division
Manitoba at Grand Rapids, 6 p.m.
(game 4 in best of 7 semifinal)

Zone 13 High School Baseball
SRSS vs St. Joachim
@ Mitchell, 5:30 p.m.
Green Valley vs Edward Schreyer
@ Mitchell, 5:30 p.m.
Ste. Anne vs Niverville
@ Ile des Chenes, 5:30 p.m.

Major League Baseball
American League
Minnesota at New York, 12:05 p.m.
Seattle at Cleveland, 5:10 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Baltimore, 6:05 p.m.
Boston at Toronto, 6:07 p.m.
Chicago at Kansas City, 7:15 p.m.
National League
Atlanta at Cincinnati, 11:35 a.m.
Arizona at Philadelphia, 12:05 p.m.
New York at St. Louis, 12:15 p.m.
Milwaukee at Chicago, 7:05 p.m.
Interleague
Detroit at Pittsburgh, 11:35 a.m.

NBA
Eastern Conference
Boston at Milwaukee, 7 p.m.
(Celtics lead best of 7 quarterfinal 3-2)

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