With the NorWOSSA playoffs on the horizon, the Muskie girls’ rink had a picture-perfect preparation at the Fort Frances Curling Cub over the weekend by capturing the annual ladies’ bonspiel.
Skipped by Tirzah Keffer, the rink took home the ‘A’ crown after a convincing 8-2 victory over Tammy Lamb in the final Sunday afternoon.
The key end came in the fifth as Keffer stole four points to grab a commanding lead.
“We had a couple of stones in the back, so she [Lamb] could have either done a draw or gone for the hit on her last,” Keffer recalled.
“She elected to go for a hit and she ended up taking out her own stones, and we got the steal of four as a result,” she added.
Two-time defending champ Jodi Judd of Thunder Bay, who fell to Keffer during their opening-draw clash Friday afternoon, went to capture the ‘B’ crown over Flo Chartrand.
“That rink is always good,” said Judd, who had beaten Keffer in last year’s ‘A’ final.
“We didn’t have a really good game against them [Friday],” Judd added. “But even if we played better, it wouldn’t of mattered because they still would have beaten us.
“They’re that good.”
In the ‘C’ final on Sunday, Charlotte Bazylewski made a clutch take-out on her final stone in the eighth end to earn a 7-6 victory over Dana Kosowick.
“I was very lucky to have Dana miss her last shot because that allowed me to have a chance to get three points,” Bazylewski noted.
“It was a very good game, though, and there were nice shots from both teams and some really nice camaraderie from both sides,” she added.