Nova Scotia’s Christina Black performs Wild Card Kaitlyn Lawes in Scotties tie-breaker


Nova Scotia’s Christina Black pulled out a win to remain alive on the Scotties Match of Hearts in Kamloops, B.C., on Thursday night time.

The Dartmouth rink of Black, third Jenn Baxter, second Karlee Everist and lead Shelley Barker edged Laurie St-Georges 7-6 when the Quebec skip’s draw to the button to win got here up mild and crashed on a entrance stone.

The victory created a  four-way tie for second place  in Pool A with Black, St-George, Kaitlyn Lawes of Wild Card 1 and Clancy Grandy of British Columbia all  at 5-3. 

The 4 groups play in a Friday tie-breaker (12:30 p.m. AT).  Black takes on  Lawes whereas  St-Georges performs Grandy.

The best-ranked winner will end second within the pool and the lowest-ranked winner will end third.

In earlier spherical robin play, Black misplaced 6-5 to Lawes.

Workforce Canada’s Kerri Einarson completed 8-0 in Pool A in her bid to win a fourth-straight Scotties championship.

The playoffs groups in Pool B are top-seed Krista McCarville of Northern Ontario (7-1), second-seeded Jennifer Jones of Manitoba (7-1) and third-seeded Rachel Homan of Ontario (6-2).

Truro’s Karlee Burgess is the third on the Jones rink.