STRATFORD, Ont. — British Columbia's Sarah Daniels defeated Nova Scotia's Mary Fay 7-4 in a battle of unbeaten rinks Tuesday at the Canadian junior women's curling championship.
Daniels scored three in the third end and put the game away with a deuce in the 10th to improve to 5-0 after eight draws at the Stratford Rotary Complex. Fay fell to 5-1 and moved into second place in Pool B.
Saskatchewan's Kourtney Fesser was next at 4-2 and Ontario's Courtney Auld was in fourth place at 3-2.
In Pool A, New Brunswick's Justine Comeau was in first place at 5-1. Alberta's Selena Sturmay and Manitoba's Abby Ackland were next at 4-1 while Quebec's Laurie St-Georges held fourth place at 3-2.
The top three teams in each pool, plus two teams with the next best won-loss records will advance to the championship round beginning Wednesday.
In men's play, Manitoba's Matt Dunstone was in top spot in Pool A at 5-0, followed by Quebec's Felix Asselin (4-1), Ontario's Doug Kee (3-2) and Alberta's Karsten Sturmay (3-3).
B.C.'s Tyler Tardi led Pool B with an unblemished 6-0 record. Northern Ontario's Tanner Horgan (5-1), New Brunswick's Alex Robichaud (3-2) and Saskatchewan's Jacob Hersikorn (3-2) rounded out the top four in the standings.
Play was scheduled to continue later Tuesday.
The Canadian Press