Burgess, Nova Scotia advance to junior women’s curling semifinal

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LIVERPOOL – Nova Scotia will play in Saturday’s semifinal at the Canadian junior women’s curling championship.

Karlee Burgess and her Nova Scotia teammates will play in the semifinal on Saturday at the Canadian junior women's curling championship in Liverpool.

Karlee Burgess of Hilden throws second stones for the Bluenose foursome from Chester Curling Club. Other members of the team are skip Mary Fay, third Jennifer Smith and lead Janique LeBlanc.

Nova Scotia (8-2) will meet B.C.’s Kalia Van Osch (8-2) in the semifinal match, beginning at 9:30 a.m. The winner will meet Alberta’s Kelsey Rocque (9-1) in the final at 4 p.m. TSN will broadcast the final.

Nova Scotia locked up its semifinal berth on Friday morning after a 9-5 triumph over Quebec’s Camille Boisvert.

Trailing 5-3 after the sixth end, Fay scored a single in the seventh, stole a deuce in the eighth and stole three more in the ninth for the margin of victory.

In men’s play, Alberta’s Carter Lautner (7-3) will meet Rene Comeau (7-3) of New Brunswick in a Sunday semifinal with the winner advancing to final against Manitoba’s Braden Calvert (9-1) later in the day.

Organizations: Chester Curling Club

Geographic location: Nova Scotia, Alberta, Quebec New Brunswick Manitoba

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