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Associated Press

2/17/2013 9:47:27 AM

KINGSTON, Ont. -- Manitoba's Jennifer Jones defeated British Columbia's Kelly Scott 10-4 on Sunday morning in a battle of former champions at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts.

Jones led 3-1 after three ends and pulled ahead with three points in the fifth, improving to 2-0 with the victory.

"I'm pretty happy with the game," Jones said. "I thought we played well from start to finish, which is good. I thought we played better than yesterday, which is what you want.

"So hopefully we can keep that train going."

Jones is a four-time national women's curling champion while Scott, who fell to 1-1, has won the title on two occasions.

"We've never really played them this early in a Scotties ever," Scott said. "We always play them mid-week or later in the week when both teams are rolling and it's a real battle.

"I don't feel like we really showed our true colours in that game. You never know, maybe towards next weekend we'll get to play them again."

Team Canada's Heather Nedohin, Ontario's Rachel Homan and Saskatchewan's Jill Shumay are tied with Jones at 2-0. Nedohin edged Nova Scotia's Mary-Anne Arsenault 7-6, Homan topped Alberta's Kristie Moore 9-5 and Shumay dumped Quebec's Allison Ross 12-5.

Two more draws are scheduled for later Sunday at the K-Rock Centre.

Round-robin play continues through Friday with the playoffs set for next weekend.