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Fleury stops McCarville to set up intriguing Northern Ontario final

Hometown hero Fleury ends streak of futility against McCarville with 9-4 win.
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Tracy Fleury
Sudbury's Tracy Fleury takes a shot in the second end of the championship game at the Northern Ontario Scotties on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 in Nipigon (Leith Dunick, tbnewswatch.com)

SUDBURY – Krista McCarville won’t run the table at the Northern Ontario women’s curling championship.

In fact, she might have a battle on her hands.

After cruising to a pair of wins to open the play-downs, being contested in Sudbury, McCarville was stopped in her tracks on Friday night by hometown hopeful Tracy Fleury, looking to re-capture the title for the first time since 2015.

Fleury took a 4-1 lead with deuces in the second and fourth end, then put the game away in the sixth, scoring three points to jump in front 7-3. After McCarville, who hails from Thunder Bay, was held to one in the seventh, Fleury ended it with two more in the eighth to end the match.

McCarville (2-1) takes on Piper Croisier on Saturday morning to wrap up round-robin play. She`ll take on Fleury in the final, scheduled for 7:30 p.m.