O’LEARY – It was a good start to the day for the Lauren Lenentine and Alex MacFadyen rinks at the Pepsi P.E.I. junior curling championships.
They won the A section finals as defending-champion Lenentine defeated Annika Kelly of Charlottetown 11-1 in six ends, and MacFadyen posted a 7-3 win over Cornwall’s Mitchell Schut in eight ends at the Maple Leaf Curling Club on Thursday morning.
Lenentine scored a deuce with hammer in the first end, and then stole three in the second end to take control early. After Kelly got one point back in the fourth, Lenentine counted four in the fifth to go into the break up 9-1.
Alex MacFadyen watches his stone after turning it over to sweepers. MacFadyen and his Silver Fox rink from Summerside scored a 7-3 win over Cornwall’s Mitchell Schut in the A section final of the modified triple-knockout Pepsi P.E.I. junior curling championships in O’Leary on Thursday morning. – Eric McCarthy
A steal of three in the third end gave MacFadyen a 4-0 lead, and another steal of one in the fifth made it 5-0.
In the modified triple-knockout format, section winners drop down to compete in the next section. MacFadyen will face the winner of the 2 p.m. matchup between brothers Mitchell and Devin Schut in the B section final on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
Lenentine and Kelly will both drop down to the B semifinals, also on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
The women’s B final goes Friday at 9:30 a.m.