Pinkney evens record at curling nationals

Staff ~ The Truro Daily News
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YELLOWKNIFE - Colleen Pinkney reeled off a pair of wins Monday to move up the leaderboard at the Canadian Senior Women's Curling Championship in Yellowknife.

Colleen Pinkney, left, along with Wendy Currie, Shelley MacNutt and Susan Creelman, evened their record at 2-2 Monday at the Canadian Senior Women's Curling Championship with a win over Manitoba's Lois Fowler. File photo

The Truro Curling Club skip and defending national champion, along with Wendy Currie, Shelley MacNutt and Susan Creelman, evened her record at 2-2 with a 9-7 victory over Manitoba's Lois Fowler (4-1) in Monday's afternoon draw. The victory came after Pinkney posted an 8-5 win over Northern Ontario's Vicky Barrett (1-4) in Sunday's late draw.

Pinkney was back in action in the Monday evening draw against Heidi Hanlon of New Brunswick (2-2). Visit www.trurodaily.com for the result.

Pinkney grabbed a 3-1 lead over Fowler in the second end and scored three more in the fourth for a 6-2 advantage.Fowler closed the gape to 6-5 in the fifth before Pinkney made it 8-5 with two points in the sixth. Fowler scored singles in the seventh and eighth ends to cut the lead to 8-7 before Pinkney iced it in the ninth with a single point.

Pinkney, who also won the Canadian crown in 2009 and laid claim to a world title in 2010, was locked in a 4-4 draw with Barrett after seven ends before breaking the game open with three in the eighth. She added a single in the ninth for an 8-4 cushion before Barrett scored a single in the 10th end.

Organizations: Truro Curling Club

Geographic location: Manitoba, Northern Ontario, New Brunswick

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