Michelle Englot, Kate Cameron, Leslie Wilson and Raunora Westcott are one win away from representing Manitoba at the National Scotties Tournament of Hearts next month in St. Catherines.

The Granite foursome defeated Jennifer Jones 9-5 in the 1-1 page playoff game at the 2017 Provincial Scotties at the Eric Coy Arena in Winnipeg.

Englot said the team was really solid on Saturday night.

“We struggled a little early with draw weight but then once we got draw weight we seemed to get firing on all cylinders and everyone was throwing really well.”

Englot got two in the fourth to tie the game at 3-3 and then stole singles in the fifth and sixth ends and two more in the seventh.

“We had them scrambling for those four ends for sure. We were executing our shots as we wanted and getting the rolls that we needed to keep them in trouble.”

Jones got two in the eighth end to close the gap to 7-5 but Englot got that deuce right back in the ninth.

“I think they played well,” said Jones. “We weren't as sharp as we need to be and if you're going to do that this is the game to do it in. We'll have to be sharper tomorrow.”

Englot, Cameron, Wilson and Westcott have one game left and that's 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon.

“We'll enjoy this one first and then refocus and try to come and out just as strong tomorrow,” said Englot. “We know who ever comes out of the semifinal is going to give us a really strong game. We know we need to play as good if not better.”

Jones, who went undefeated in the round robin will meet Darcy Robertson of Pembina in the semifinal at 9 a.m. Sunday.

Robertson drew to the back four foot with her final rock of the tenth end and edged Shannon Birchard of St. Vital 7-6 in the 2-2 page playoff game.

 

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The 2017 Scotties Tournament of Hearts All-Stars
Manitoba Curling Media Association member Jim Bender, Jennifer Jones, Kate Cameron, Vanessa Foster & Mariah Mondor

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SCOREBOARD

Sunday, February 26th

HTJHL
Quarterfinal
Springfield 5 Mitchell 2
(Xtreme win best of 5 series 3-2)

MJHL
Steinbach 4 Wayway 3
Swan Valley 3 Virden 2

Keystone Junior Hockey League
Quarterfinals
St. Malo 7 Lundar 1
(Warriors lead best of 5 series 2-0)

Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League
Quarterfinals
Wpg Thrashers 4 Eastman 3
(best of 5 series tied 1-1)
Brandon 5 Pembina Valley 4
(Wheat Kings lead series 2-0)
Yellowhead 3 Central Plains 2
(Chiefs lead series 2-0)
Wpg Wild 5 Parkland 2
(Wild lead series 2-0)

AHL
Manitoba 4 San Antonio 2

NHL
Boston 6 Dallas 3
Calgary 3 Carolina 1
Nashville 5 Edmonton 4
Columbus 5 N.Y. Rangers 2
Ottawa 2 Florida 1
Chicago 4 St. Louis 2
Arizona 3 Buffalo 2

NBA
Toronto 112 Portland 106
Milwaukee 100 Phoenix 96
San Antonio 119 L.A. Lakers 98
Memphis 105 Denver 98
Utah 102 Washington 92
Boston 104 Detroit 98
Oklahoma City 118 New Orleans 110
L.A. Clippers at Charlotte, 8:30 p.m.

Monday, February 27th

South Central Athletic Conference
High School Basketball
Varsity Girls
Quarterfinals
SRSS vs College Jeanne-Sauve
@ Steinbach, 6 p.m.
Varsity Boys
Quarterfinals
SRSS vs College Jeanne-Sauve
@ Steinbach, 6 p.m.
Junior Varsity Girls
Quarterfinals
SRSS vs J.H. Bruns
@ Steinbach, 6 p.m.
Junior Varsity Boys
Quarterfinals
SRSS vs College Jeanne-Sauve
@ Wpg, 6:30 p.m.

NHL
Montreal at New Jersey, 6 p.m.
Ottawa at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m.
Los Angeles at Minnesota, 7 p.m.

NBA
Toronto at New York, 6 p.m.
Golden State at Philadelphia, 6 p.m.
Milwaukee at Cleveland, 6 p.m.
Atlanta at Boston, 6:30 p.m.
Miami at Dallas, 7:30 p.m.
Indiana at Houston, 8:30 p.m.
Minnesota at Sacramento, 9:30 p.m.

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