Jenkins rink back on track

After dropping their first two games of the 2015 Canadian Senior Curling Championships, Sandra Jenkins and her rink are back on track.

After dropping their first two games of the 2015 Canadian Senior Curling Championships, Sandra Jenkins and her rink are back on track.

The 2006 Winter Olympic bronze medalist followed up losses to Manitoba and Alberta with wins against Newfoundland and Labrador and Ontario.

Lead Carol Murray, second Wendy Cseke, third Kate Horne, and skip Jenkins are third in pool B, behind Alberta and Manitoba, and will need a win against P.E.I. to secure a berth and move on to the championship round.

The Salmon Arm skip followed up Sunday night’s win over Newfoundland with a dominating performance against Ontario’s Kathy Brown.

Jenkins scored two with the hammer in the first end, then stole a single point in the second end.

Another score of two in the fourth end and another steal of one in the fifth end put the game at 6-1 for B.C.

The teams traded two points in the next two frames, and the game conceded after seven ends, 8-3.

Sunday’s match against Newfoundland was also conceded after seven ends.

With the last stone in the opening end, Jenkins took a 1-0 lead before Laura Phillips answered with a point of her own.

Heading into the middle frame, Jenkins led 2-1, but a poor end by B.C. led to Newfoundland tilting the ice in her rink’s favour, opening up a 4-2 lead.

Jenkins’ rink hit back in the next three ends, stealing points in the sixth and seventh ends en route to the 7-4 win.

In the opening match against Manitoba, Jenkins and co. had to bow out in the sixth end after conceding three points in the first end and four points in the sixth.

Facing Alberta’s Terri Loblaw in Edmonton, they were downed in seven ends by a score of 7-3.

Prince Edward Island’s Shirley Berry and her rink currently hold a 1-3 record and sit in last place in pool B heading into the last match before the knockout stages.

B.C. has not hoisted the Canadian Senior Curling Championships since 2010 when Christine Jurgenson, from Kerry Park Curling Club in Mill Bay, won the title.

On the men’s side of the draw, B.C.’s Wes Craig of Victoria holds a 3-1 record in a full house, tied for second  with Manitoba and New Brunswick behind Ontario.

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