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.