Truro rink winless at national junior curling championship

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Dartmouth native Mary Myketyn-Driscoll, left, and her Truro Curling Club rink of mate Taylor Clarke, coach Jim Burgess, second Mackenzie Proctor and lead Sarah Sears are winless at the Canadian junior curling championships in Fort McMurray. Submitted photo

TRURO – Mary Myketyn-Driscoll fell to 0-2 Sunday at the Canadian Junior Curling Championships in Fort McMurray, Alta.

The Truro Curling Club rink representing Nova Scotia on the ladies side of the event dropped an 8-3 decision to Carina McKay-Saturnino (1-2) of the Northwest Territories after opening the event Saturday with a 10-2 setback to Ontario’s Jamie Sinclair (3-0).

The Myketyn-Driscoll rink, which also includes mate Taylor Clarke, second Mackenzie Proctor and lead Sarah Sears, looks for its first win Monday when it faces Northern Ontario’s Tirzah Keffer at 10 p.m. Atlantic time.

Myketyn-Driscoll opened Sunday’s match with a point in the first end before McKay-Saturnino scored a single in the second, two in the third and fourth ends and a single in the fifth for a 6-1 cushion. Myketyn Driscoll responded with two in the sixth but McKay-Saturnino notched singles in the seventh and eighth ends to ice the contest.

On Saturday, Sinclair took control early and built a 5-0 lead after three ends. The teams traded singles in the fourth, fifth and sixth ends before Sinclair scored three in the seventh for a 9-2 lead.

The Myketyn-Driscoll rink qualified for the event by winning the Nova Scotia championship on New Year’s Eve in Chester with an 8-6 win over Mayflower’s Emily Dwyer in the final.

On the men’s side, Mayflower’s Stuart Thompson is 1-1.

Organizations: Alta.The Truro Curling Club

Geographic location: Nova Scotia, Fort McMurray, Northwest Territories Ontario Northern Ontario Chester

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