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Einarson wins playoff elimination game to stay alive in Tournament of Hearts

By The Canadian Press on February 25, 2023.

Team Canada skip Kerri Einarson delivers a rock as lead Briane Harris, left, and second Shannon Birchard, right, sweep while playing Nova Scotia in the playoffs at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts, in Kamloops, B.C., on Saturday, February 25, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

KAMLOOPS, B.C. – Kerri Einarson’s bid for a four-peat at the Canadian women’s curling championship stayed alive Saturday with a 9-4 playoff win over Nova Scotia’s Christina Black.

Einarson needs another victory in Sunday afternoon’s semifinal to reach the championship game at night.

Manitoba’s Jennifer Jones and Northern Ontario’s Krista McCarville were to meet in the late playoff game Saturday, with the winner getting an express ticket to Sunday’s final.

The loser drops to the semifinal to face Einarson.

Einarson, Val Sweeting, Shannon Birchard and Briane Harris are attempting to become only the second team in history to win a fourth straight Scotties Tournament of Hearts following Colleen Jones from 2001 to 2004.

Einarson scored two points in the third, fifth, seventh and ninth ends, and held Nova Scotia to single points when Black had hammer.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 25, 2023.

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