The 2018 Scotties Tournament of Hearts came to an end for Team Saskatchewan on Friday afternoon in Penticton, BC.
Sherry Anderson finished the Canadian women’s curling championship with a 9-7 win over Emilia Gagne of Quebec.
There were points aplenty in this one. Saskatchewan started with a two in the first end, but Quebec responded with a five in the second. Anderson got two more in the third and then stole three in the fourth. A 7-5 score sounds like a complete game, but only four ends had been played.
It’ll show what we have to do to be sharper and better. It’s not that we played badly, really, all week. We just didn’t play as sharply as you need to. If you want it in a certain spot, then you better to be close to that spot or else you’re going to get burned for it. It’s a learning process and hopefully we learned from it,” said Anderson, who was making her eighth trip to the Scotties.
She skipped a team of rookies. Karlee Korchinski, 22, played lead, with Krista Fesser, 23, at second and her twin sister Kourtney at third.
“Everybody has to have their first time, right? You don’t just come here, and most first timers don’t come here and perform and have one or two losses. Most teams go through the struggles, so this is a good learning curve for them and in the future I’m sure they’ll be back again,” said Anderson, who also had alternate Kim Schneider and coach Rick Folk on the team.
The 11th place finish will determine what pool Saskatchewan is in next year when the 2019 Scotties are held in Sydney, Nova Scotia.