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Pinkney remains unbeaten at Canadian seniors championships

The Canadian Press

3/20/2013 10:17:41 PM

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. -- Nova Scotia's Colleen Pinkney needed 11 ends to hold off a late rally by Saskatchewan's Cathy Inglis and remain undefeated at the Canadian senior curling championships with a 9-7 win Wednesday.

Pinkney led Inglis 7-5 after scoring three in the eighth end, but Inglis tied the match with points in the ninth and 10th ends.

Pinkney then scored two in the 11th to put Inglis away 9-7 and stay perfect atop the women's standings at 8-0.

The win came after Pinkney beat Newfoundland and Labrador's Laura Phillips 7-1 in the early draw.

Quebec's Catherine Derick meanwhile took sole possession of second place at 6-2 after hammering Northwest Territories 13-1.

In other Draw 15 scores, British Columbia edged Ontario 8-7 in 11 ends, New Brunswick downed P.E.I. 10-3, Northern Ontario cruised past Phillips 8-2 and Alberta scored five points in the final three ends to defeat Manitoba 8-7.

In men's action, New Brunswick's Wayne Tallon took sole possession of first place with a 9-3 win over the Northwest Territories. Tallon put the game away with two in the eighth and a steal of one in the ninth.

Ontario's Howard Rajala failed to keep pace when Alberta's Wade White scored two in an extra end for an 8-6 win.

Tallon leads with a 6-1 record, while Ontario, Alberta, Nova Scotia and P.E.I. are all in a second-place jam at 5-2.

Nova Scotia's Alan O'Leary moved into the second place tie with a 10-8 win over Newfoundland and Labrador's Glenn Goss.