CORNWALL, P.E.I. – The Lauren Lenentine rink keeps winning.
The squad defeated Veronica Smith’s team 11-2 in seven ends for its third straight victory to capture the A final at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts Friday afternoon in an all-Cornwall contest.
The modified triple-knockout event continues today at 9 a.m.
Lenentine and her foursome of Kristie Rogers, Breanne Burgoyne and Rachel O’Connor broke out a 1-1 game with three in the third and stole three more in the fifth to take a commanding 7-1 lead to the sixth end. Smith responded with one in the sixth before Lenentine ended it with four in the seventh.
Robyn MacPhee ended her game with Lisa Jackson with a bang Friday afternoon.
Leading 8-5, MacPhee scored five in the ninth to record a 13-5 win.
MacPhee defeated Smith 5-3 in the evening draw, breaking a 3-3 tie with singles in the eighth and ninth ends. MacPhee will play Lenentine in the B final today at 9 a.m.
Jackson eliminated Tammy Dewar with a 10-7 victory Friday night and will play Smith today at 9 a.m.
Deuces were wild for Eddie MacKenzie in the P.E.I. Tankard A final, which is also being hosted in Cornwall.
The Charlottetown Curling Complex squad of Josh Barry, Chris Gallant and Sean Ledgerwood defeated Philip Gorveatt 10-7 in nine ends. They scored two in the first, third and fourth ends to take a commanding 6-1 lead. Gorveatt responded with three in the fifth before the teams traded deuces in the sixth and seventh ends. MacKenzie scored two more in the eighth en route to victory.
John Likely doubled Tyler Harris 8-4 in eight ends, scoring deuces in the first, second and fifth ends, in the other men’s contest on the afternoon.
Harris eliminated Alan Inman with an 8-3 win in the night draw while Likely scored four in the sixth to defeat Gorveatt 10-3 in six ends.
MacKenzie plays Likely in today’s B final at 9 a.m. while Harris meets Gorveatt.
The C finals for both men and women are slated for 7 p.m. If one team wins all three finals Sunday’s playoffs will not be needed.