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

Monday, May 29th

NHL
Stanley Cup Final
Nashville at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.
(1st game in best of 7 series)

Manitoba Major Soccer League
Premier Division
Hanover Kickers vs Lucania FC
@ Steinbach, 7:30 p.m.

American Baseball Association
Sioux Falls at Winnipeg, 7 p.m.

Major League Baseball
Interleague
Seattle at Colorado, 2:10 p.m.
Cincinatti at Toronto, 6:07 p.m.
Atlanta at L.A. Angels, 8:07 p.m.
American League

New York at Baltimore, 12:05 p.m.
Houston at Minnesota, 1:10 p.m.
Boston at Chicago, 1:10 p.m.
Oakland at Cleveland, 3:10 p.m.
Detroit at Kansas City, 6:15 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Texas, 7:05 p.m.
National League
Los Angeles at St. Louis, 1:15 p.m.
Arizona at Pittsburgh, 3:05 p.m.
Washington at San Francisco, 3:05 p.m.
Milwaukee at New York, 3:10 p.m.
Chicago at San Diego, 3:40 p.m.
Philadelphia at Miami, 6:10 p.m.

Sunday, May 28th

Manitoba Major Soccer League
3rd Division
Intercontinental FC 3 Hanover Strikers 0

Winnipeg Women's Soccer League
2nd Division
Hanover Elite 3 SC Hurricanes 3 (tie)
4th Division
Replacements II 5 Hanover Haze 4

Manitoba Junior Baseball League
Carillon at St. James (ppd)
Elmwood 14 Interlake 1
1st game: Brandon 5 Altona 0
2nd game: Brandon 9 Altona 0

Major League Baseball
American League
Texas 3 Toronto 1
New York 9 Oakland 5
Cleveland 10 Kansas City 1
Seattle 5 Boston 0
Tampa Bay 8 Minnesota 6 (14 innings)
Chicago 7 Detroit 3
Houston 8 Baltimore 4
National League
Cincinnati 8 Philadelphia 4
San Diego 5 Washington 3
Milwaukee 9 Arizona 5
Colorado 8 St. Louis 4
San Francisco 7 Atlanta 1
Los Angeles 9 Chicago 4
New York 7 Pittsburgh 2
Interleague
Miami 9 L.A. Angels 2

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