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Northern Ontario’s Krista McCarville beats Manitoba’s Jennifer Jones 11-8 in Hearts

By The Canadian Press on February 18, 2023.

Northern Ontario skip Krista McCarville delivers a rock while playing Manitoba at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts, in Kamloops, B.C., on Saturday, February 18, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

KAMLOOPS, B.C. – Northern Ontario’s Krista McCarville defeated Manitoba’s Jennifer Jones 11-8 at the Canadian women’s curling championship Saturday.

McCarville was a finalist in last year’s Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Thunder Bay, Ont., where her team lost to Kerri Einarson in the championship game.

Jones is a six-time Canadian champion.

Three-time champion Rachel Homan of Ontario opened with a 12-3 victory over Stacie Curtis of Newfoundland and Labrador in the tournament’s second draw.

Casey Scheidegger’s wild-card team from Lethbridge, Alta., defeated another wild card, Meghan Walter of East St. Paul, Man., 5-3.

Kerry Galusha of Northwest Territories picked up a 6-4 win over New Brunswick’s Andrea Kelly, who was the bronze medallist in Thunder Bay.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 18, 2023.

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