TRURO: Kaitlyn Jones executed a great last rock, last shot to score three points and vault Team Jones to a 6-5 come-from-behind victory over the World Curling Tour’s as of now number one ranked team to end an exciting Day 2 of the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling on Oct. 24.
The Jones foursome includes Colchester County cousins Lindsey and Karlee Burgess.
They defeated Team Einarson-a team of four skips who have come together to form one team and each have accepted their new roles–and have been on fire on the curling ice this season.
Team Jones is skipped by Kaitlyn Jones; Lindsey Burgess is lead; Second-Karlee Burgess; and Third is Lauren Lenentine. They are coached by Andrew Atherton.
They trailed 5-3 into the last end, and with one last rock to go as they held the hammer, Jones made good and the sparse crowd on the Wednesday evening of action at the Rath Eastlink Centre erupted into cheers.
The win moved the junior women’s team to 2-0.
VIDEO: Team Homan gets the win
In other action, Rachel Homan scored one in the extra end to take a 8-7 win and also moved to 2-0, tied with Team Jones in Pool C for women’s play.
Action continues all week, with playoffs on Saturday and finals for men and women on Sunday. Follow on Sportsnet and online at Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling website.
MAIN PHOTO: Team Jones’s Karlee Burgess watches as she lets the rock go and Lindsey Burgess and Lauren Lenentine sweep during The Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling in Truro. (Healey photo)