Lepine ends senior nationals on high note

Langley’s Karen Lepine misses playoff in the Canadian Seniors Curling Championships in Summerside, PEI.

Langley’s Karen Lepine ended with a win, but it wasn’t enough for her rink to secure a playoff spot in the Canadian Seniors Curling Championships in Summerside, PEI.

Lepine, formerly of Vernon, recorded a double in nine and single steal in 10 to ground Quebec’s Catherine Derick 7-6 in her final round-robin tilt Friday afternoon.

The win saw the Lepine crew, featuring Vernon’s Carol Martel at second, finish the 12-team spiel at 5-6. It also forced the Quebec rink into a Saturday-morning tiebreaker with Manitoba’s Lois Fowler, which they lost 7-5.

Fowler advanced to meet Alberta’s Deb Santos in the semifinal, the winner facing Colleen Pinkney of Nova Scotia for the championship today at 10 a.m. (EST).

Lepine bowed in both her Thursday games, falling 7-6 to Santos and 8-6 to Newfoundland and Labrador’s Laura Phillips.

Meanwhile, the Thompson Rivers WolfPack, featuring Vernon’s Alyssa Kyllo at third, finished the round-robin of the CIS university women’s nationals at 2-4, missing the playoff round.

TRU fell 6-5 to the Western Ontario Mustangs in their final game Saturday morning.