Thursday April 24, 2014

Brown rink moves into junior curling final

Corryn Brown’s Kamloops rink will get the chance to play for its second straight B.C. junior women’s curling title.

Brown finished first in the round-robin at the Tim Hortons B.C. junior women’s championship in Chilliwack. The Kamloops girls defeated Victoria’s Shawna Jensen 10-3 on Sunday evening to finish the round-robin 6-1, good for first place and a bye into the final.

The championship game is scheduled for Tuesday, and Brown, lead Sydney Fraser, second Samantha Fisher and third Erin Pincott will play the winner of today’s semifinal. Nanaimo’s Kalia Van Osch (6-1) will play in the semifinal against the winner of a morning tiebreaker between Jensen and New Westminster’s Dezaray Hawes, who finished 4-3.

Brown dominated Jensen last night, taking a 5-2 lead through four ends and stretching it to 8-2 through six. The gloves came off when Brown scored two more in the eighth.

Fortune was smiling on Jensen, as she got into the tiebreaker when Hawes lost 10-2 last night to Victoria’s Brandi Tinkler, who finished 3-4. Tinkler’s rink includes Kamloops’ Ashley Nordin at third.

The Brown rink entered the weekend 2-1 and gained some momentum on Saturday morning, coming back to beat the previously undefeated Van Osch rink 6-5 in 11 ends.

Brown stole the victory after forcing the extra end in the 10th.

Brown and Co. went on to defeat Coquitlam’s Briana Egan 8-3 on Saturday, before knocking off Victoria’s Mariah Coulombe 11-3 on Sunday morning.

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