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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Monday, April 23rd

NHL
Eastern Conference
Boston at Toronto, 6 p.m.
(Bruins lead best of 7 quarterfinal 3-2)
Washington at Columbus, 6:30 p.m.
(Capitals lead series 3-2)

Major League Baseball
American League
Minnesota at New York, 6:05 p.m.
Cleveland 2 Baltimore 1
Oakland at Texas, 7:05 p.m.
Los Angeles at Houston, 7:10 p.m.
Seattle at Chicago, 7:10 p.m.
National League
Atlanta 4 Cincinnati 10
San Diego at Colorado, 7:40 p.m.
Miami at Los Angeles, 9:10 p.m.
Washington at San Francisco, 9:15 p.m.

NBA
Western Conference
Houston at Minnesota, 7 p.m.
(Rockets lead best of 7 quarterfinal 2-1)
Oklahoma City at Utah, 9:30 p.m.
(Jazz lead series 2-1)

Tuesday, April 24th

NBA
Eastern Conferance
Miami at Philadelphia, 7:00 p.m.
(76ers leads best of 7 quarterfinal 3-1)
Milwaukee at Boston, 6:00 p.m.
(Series tied 2-2)
Western Conferance
San Antonio at Golden State, 9:30 p.m.
(Warriors leads series 3-1)

Major League Baseball
American League
Seattle at Chicago, 4:10 p.m.
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.
Los Angeles at Huston, 7:10 p.m.
National League
Atlanta at Cincinnati, 5:40 p.m.
Arizona at philadelphia, 6:05 p.m.
New York at St. Louis, 7:15 p.m.
San Diego at Colorado, 7:40 p.m.
Miami at Los Angeles, 9:10 p.m.
Washington at San Francisco, 9:15 p.m.
Interleague
Chicago Cubs at Cleveland, 5:10 p.m.
Detroit at Pittsburgh, 6:05 p.m.
Milkaukee at Kansas City, 7:15 p.m.

 

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