Manitoba’s Kerri Einarson escaped with a 6-4 victory over Nunavut’s Lori Eddy at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts on Sunday in Moose Jaw, Sask.
Eddy gave up a steal of two in the ninth end and Einarson ran her out of rocks in the 10th to avoid a massive upset. Einarson is second in the Canadian rankings while Eddy holds the No. 134 position.
In other early games, Alberta’s Laura Walker defeated Quebec’s Noemie Verreault 8-3 and Team Wild Card’s Jennifer Jones dumped Yukon’s Hailey Birnie 10-1.
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Ontario’s Rachel Homan posted a 10-5 win over Erica Curtis of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Two more draws are scheduled for later Sunday at Mosaic Place. Round-robin pool play continues through Wednesday evening.
Championship pool play begins Thursday and the Page Playoffs kick off Saturday. The semifinal and final are scheduled for Feb. 23.