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Northern Ontario’s McCarville rounds out final four at Scotties

Northern Ontario third Kendra Lilly, right, high-fives Krista McCarville as they take on Canada during the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in St. Catharines, Ont., on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017.


Northern Ontario's Krista McCarville claimed the final playoff spot at the Canadian women's curling championship with a 10-6 win Friday over Northwest Territories.

McCarville was a finalist in last year's Scotties Tournament of Hearts, losing to Chelsea Carey.

Carey (9-2) and McCarville (8-3) meet again Saturday afternoon in a playoff between the third and fourth seeds. The winner advances to the evening semifinal.

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Manitoba's Michelle Englot and Ontario's Rachel Homan (both at 10-1) were to meet in Friday evening's playoff between the top two seeds. The winner goes to Sunday's final, while the loser drops to the semifinal.

Carey downed Alberta's Shannon Kleibrink 7-4 to cap the preliminary round.

Quebec's Eve Belisle (7-4) finished just outside the playoffs. Alberta, Kerry Galusha of N.W.T. and Stacie Curtis of Newfoundland and Labrador went 5-6.

Prince Edward Island's Robyn MacPhee finished with a 9-5 win over Saskatchewan's Penny Barker while Curtis beat Nova Scotia's Mary Mattatall 7-4.

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