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Sweeping their way to victory

From left to right, skip Shirley Berry, third Janice Murdoch, second Arleen Harris and lead Kim Nicholson display their trophy after winning the P.E.I. senior women’s curling championship Sunday in Crapaud.
From left to right, skip Shirley Berry, third Janice Murdoch, second Arleen Harris and lead Kim Nicholson display their trophy after winning the P.E.I. senior women’s curling championship Sunday in Crapaud. - Submitted

Berry rink sweeps its way to provincial senior women's title

CRAPAUD - The Shirley Berry-skipped rink from the Cornwall Curling Club went undefeated at 5-0, sweeping all three modified triple-knockout sections in the five-team senior women’s event. Berry’s undefeated record made a championship round at the Crapaud Community Curling Club unnecessary . 

The Berry team, which also includes third stone Janice Murdoch, second stone Arleen Harris and lead Kim Nicholson, rallied to win the A section final 8-7 in an extra end over the Sharon Horne rink from the Western Community Curling Club in Alberton. Berry took a triple in the eighth end, and stole a single point in the extra end for the win. 

They then defeated Cornwall clubmate Debbie Rhodenhizer and her rink 7-5 in the B final, before capturing their third section with a 10-8 victory over defending-champion Shelly Ebbett and her Charlottetown team, stealing a deuce in the final end for the win.

The Horne rink was the runners-up.

The Berry team advances to the 2018 Everest Canadian senior men’s and women’s curling championships in Stratford, Ont., from March 24 to 29.

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