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Heath falls in tiebreaker

Vancouver’s Karen Miller upended Vernon’s Sherry Heath 7-6 in her second tiebreaker of the day to earn a semifinal berth at the Tim Hortons B.C. Women’s Curling Championships Friday night at the Kamloops Curling Club.

Miller built up a 4-2 lead after three ends, but Heath charged back with three straight singles in four, five and six to take the lead. The two rinks swapped singles in eight and nine, but Miller used the hammer to count two in 10 to earn the win.

Miller brushed back Salmon Arm’s Wendy Cseke 7-5 in her afternoon tiebreaker. She met defending B.C. and national champion Christine Jurgenson in a Saturday-morning semifinal, with the winner facing Qualicum’s Lynne Noble in the gold-medal game later that day.

Meanwhile, Jim Armstrong’s B.C. rink is alone in top spot at 6-0 record at the 2011 World Wheelchair Curling Championship in Prague, Czech Republic.

Armstrong is back by third Darryl Neighbour, second Ina Forrest of Armstrong and lead Sonja Gaudet of Vernon.

 



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