Jennifer Jones ran the table through the first three-and-a-half days of the 2017 Provincial Scotties Tournament of Hearts at the Eric Coy Arena in Winnipeg.

Jones, Kaitlyn Lawes, Jill Officer and Dawn McEwen defeated Shannon Birchard of St. Vital 8-6 Saturday afternoon and finished the round robin with a perfect 7-0 record.

That was the only game this week in which the reigning Olympic champions played the entire 10 ends.

"We're happy with the way that game ended," said Jones. "We weren't super sharp but then I felt like we really made some big shots when we had to and hung in the game and found a way to win."

The seven-time Manitoba champion, who has won 16 straight round robin games, will meet Michelle Englot of the Granite in the 1-1 page playoff game (7:45 p.m.) to determine who moves on to Sunday's final and who gets the early morning wake up call to play in the semifinal tomorrow morning.

Jones says they'll have to be sharp against Englot, Kate Cameron, Leslie Wilson and Raunora Westcott.

"She's (Englot) a great shooter so we know we're going to have to play really well to have a chance to win. We're just happy to be in the game and hopefully lay it all our there."

Birchard and Cheryl Reed of Brandon had identical 4-3 records and will play a tie-breaker to determine second place in the Black Group.

Birchard, who won back-to-back Manitoba junior championships in 2012 & 2013, feels her team which consists of third Nicole Sigvaldason, second Sheyna Andries and lead Mariah Mondar, has some momentum heading into the tie-breaker after taking Jones to the 10th end today.

"I think everybody played really well and it's definitely encouraging going into tie-breakers and then hopefully playoffs later on tonight."

Reed had a chance to finish alone in second place but dropped a 7-6 decision to Jennifer Briscoe of Thompson.

Briane Meilleur of Fort Rouge could have forced a second tie-breaker but lost 9-2 to Joelle Brown of Assiniboine Memorial.

Briscoe, Meilleur, Brown and Christine MacKay of Fort Rouge were 3-4 while Colleen Kilgallen of East St. Paul finished 1-6.

 

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Tuesday, May 22nd

American Baseball Association
Winnipeg 5 Texas 3

Major League Baseball
American League
Toronto 5 Los Angeles 3
Boston 4 Tampa Bay 2
Texas 6 New York 4
Minnesota 6 Detroit 0
Chicago 3 Baltimore 2
Seattle 3 Oakland 2 (10 innings)
National League
Atlanta 3 Philadelphia 1
Washington 2 San Diego 1
Cincinnati 7 Pittsburgh 2
Miami 5 New York 1
Milwaukee 1 Arizona 0
Los Angeles 5 Colorado 3
Interleague
Cleveland 10 Chicago Cubs 1
Houston 11 San Francisco 2
Kansas City 5 St. Louis 1

NBA
Western Conference
Houston 95 Golden State 92
(best of 7 final tied 2-2)

Wednesday, May 23rd

NHL
Eastern Conference
Washington at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m.
(best of 7 final tied 3-3)

Manitoba Junior Baseball League
Interlake at Elmwood, 7 p.m.
St. James at Altona, 7 p.m.
Pembina Valley vs St. Boniface 
@ Morden, 7 p.m.

American Baseball Association
Winnipeg at Texas, 11:05 a.m.

Major League Baseball
American League
Detroit at Minnesota, 12:10 p.m.
New York at Texas, 6:05 p.m.
Los Angeles at Toronto, 6:07 p.m.
Boston at Tampa Bay, 6:10 p.m.
Baltimore at Chicago, 7:10 p.m.
Seattle at Oakland, 9:05 p.m.
National League
Arizona at Milwaukee, 12:10 p.m.
San Diego at Washington, 3:05 p.m.
Atlanta at Philadelphia, 6:05 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, 6:10 p.m.
Miami at New York, 6:10 p.m.
Colorado at Los Angeles, 9:10 p.m.
Interleague
Kansas at St. Louis, 12:15 p.m.
San Francisco at Houston, 1:10 p.m.
Cleveland at Chicago Cubs, 7:05 p.m.

NBA
Eastern Conference
Cleveland at Boston, 7:30 p.m.
(best of 7 final tied 2-2)

 

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