Third straight win for Brown rink has B.C. in contention at Scotties

Newfoundland and Labrador provided little pushback in a Scotties Tournament of Hearts blowout on Tuesday in Calgary.

Skip Corryn Brown and Team B.C. cruised to a 10-1 victory over the Sarah Hill-skipped rink in a Draw 12 tilt that was over after eight ends.

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The Kamloops Curling Club rink, which includes skip Brown, third Erin Pincott, second Dezaray Hawes and lead Sam Fisher, has won three consecutive games after dropping its first two to start the tournament.

Pool B standings after Tuesday action: Quebec (4-2), Wild Card No. 1 (4-2), Prince Edward Island (3-2), Saskatchewan (3-2), Manitoba (3-2), B.C. (3-2), Newfoundland and Labrador (2-3), New Brunswick (2-3) and Nunavut (0-6).

The top four teams in the pool will carry their record into the Championship Pool, from which three playoff teams will emerge.

Brown has three Pool B games remaining, the first coming on Wednesday against New Brunswick, a 12:30 p.m. start.

The B.C. women will wrap round-robin action on Thursday, with games against Saskatchewan and Prince Edward Island.

Pool A standings: Canada (5-0), Ontario (5-0), Alberta (4-2) Wild Card No. 3 (3-3), Northern Ontario (2-3), Northwest Territories (2-3), Nova Scotia (2-4), Wild Card No. 2 (1-4) and Yukon (0-5).

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