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Skip Rachel Homan, third Emma Miskew, second Alison Krevaziuk and lead Lisa Weagle, united by curling and a thirst to be the best, beat Jones 9 6 in a rollercoaster ride of a Scotties final.
can't even comprehend what just happened right now, it's so unbelievable, said Homan, who choked back tears when asked what winning the title meant.
There was one of the wackiest curling moments you will see Weagle's broom getting wedged between a shot and a guard in the fifth end. The rocks were replaced. A magnificent draw by Homan salvaged one and gave her team a 4 2 lead.
After Jones tied it, Homan struck for three in the seventh. Then Jones missed on an attempted triple takeout and Homan stole two more in the eighth. Game over.
this week, Jones dealt Homan her only loss of the round robin, 9 7. Jones wouldn't lose this week until the 1 2 playoff game Saturday when Homan methodically took advantage of every miss, every miscue, to win 8 5.
missed a couple of shots, said Jones. had a great week. It just didn't work out today. They're all great players and they deserved to win that game. New Balance Retro Trainers
Homan, so young, so good, has a chance one day to stand alongside Jones, the legend. New Balance Slip On For now, there are other things to worry about . like celebrating this championship, then retooling for the Olympic trials.
The unflinching Homan gave them plenty to cheer about in the first end, capitalizing on a Jones misfire she wrecked on a guard leaving the Ontario skip a draw with backing to score three.
KINGSTON As they stood side by side, embracing the roar of the crowd and the enormity of the moment, four Ottawa girls, tears forming in their eyes, did what no Ontario team has been able to do since Marilyn Bodogh in 1996.
It was a proud moment for the people friends and family who have been there every step of the way for Team Homan. For coach Earle Morris and others like John Morris and Craig Savill, who chipped in with their expertise, it was a validation of their belief.
Standing close by, Sunday night, absorbing what those girls wearing Ontario's colours were feeling was Winnipeg's Jennifer Jones, four times a champion here at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts . but not this time. Gracious as a champion, gracious as a runner up, she applauded the champs . young guns, the future.
There was electricity in the air even before the ladies were paraded out by bagpipes. There was chanting . lots of ONTARRRIIIIOOOOO, some MAN I TOBA, there was plenty of clapping, cowbelling, hooting and hollering . the crowd was a factor.
thrilled, overcome with happiness, said Weagle, named the tournament's MVP. be Canadian champions is an incredible feeling. don't think I can get this feeling back again, said Homan. our first win at the Scotties and to do it at such a young age, I'm so proud of my team.
wish he could be here. But I know he was upstairs with us tonight. wasn't the time for Jones, third Kaitlyn Lawes, second Jill Officer and lead Dawn Askin, an Ottawa girl playing practically in her old backyard. The foursome curled magnificently all week, led by Jones who somehow rediscovered her A plus game, eight months after knee surgery, three months after having a baby, Isabella. Really, at times it was magical.
Jones and her crew got into the final with an 8 5 win over Team Canada's Heather Nedohin.
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