Monday, February 23, 2015

Jennifer Jones wins tight Scotties final over Val Sweeting

By , Toronto Sun

MOOSE JAW, SASK. - As tears streamed down her face, Saskatchewan skip Stefanie Lawton battled hard just to answer the questions from the media.
This was no throwaway bronze medal game at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts. After nine days playing in front of passionate, partisan crowds at Mosaic Place, Lawton wanted nothing more than to take that elusive step up to the podium right here at home.
However, it was not meant to be. Lawton finished fourth for the fourth time in as many appearances after a 7-5 loss to two-time defending champion Rachel Homan's Team Canada on Sunday.
"We wanted to play a good game out there and give the crowd something to cheer about," Lawton said. "They were pretty quiet today because we just weren't making the shots we had been all weekend."
No matter, Saskatchewan was the feel-good story of this event, overcoming plenty of hurdles en route to a very respectable finish...Continue reading...
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