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McCarville wins second straight to open Scotties

Strong start earns Team Northern Ontario 2-0 record at the national women's curling championship.
Krista McCarville
Team Northern Ontario. From the Fort William Curling Club, in Thunder Bay, skip Krista McCarville call her shot in draw four action. (Curling Canada/Andrew Klaver)

MOOSE JAW, Sask. -- Northern Ontario's strong start continued Sunday at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts.

Skip Krista McCarville's front end did their jobs, curling an average of 84 per cent throughout their match with Andrea Crawford's New Brunswick rink and the team from Thunder Bay and Sudbury cruised to a 9-3 win to improve to 2-0.

McCarville scored a pair in the first and then stole two more in the second to pull away early. She put it away in the seventh, collecting three more to up her lead to 9-2.

The two teams shook hands after eight ends.

McCarville, lead Jen Gates, second Ashley Sippala and third Kendra Lilly play a pair of Family Day matches on Monday.

They'll start with fellow unbeaten skip Kerri Einarson of Manitoba in the morning draw and wrap up the day's play against Quebec's Noemie Verreault foursome, who have lost their first two games.

Leith Dunick

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