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SYLVAN LAKE -- Never give somebody like defending Alberta women's curling champion Shannon Kleibrink a break.

Kleibrink took advantage of a late miscue by Edmonton's Heather Nedohin and stole a pair in the extra end to post an 8-6 win in last night's B Event final.

"We know we do that all the time," said Kleibrink. "We're like the cat on the curtain. They played really well.

"It felt like we weren't playing bad, but all of a sudden, we'd be chasing them. We had some missed opportunities, but it still feels like we're playing well. A W's a W."

The win means Kleibrink now has another shot at fellow Calgarian Cheryl Bernard in tonight's A-B winners game.

Kleibrink lost Thursday night's A final 9-8 to Bernard.

"Even now, it means we can play the next game relaxed," said Kleibrink. "We have that extra chance to get into the semi and I don't mind being in the semi. We've kind of proved it's the way you get lots of time on the ice. I've gone the other route so many times (through the C), it feels like the way to go.

"Last year in the provincials, they beat us and we beat them. We just have to play well, we know that."

Nedohin had scrapped back from a 3-1 deficit after five ends and needed to hit and stick with her last shot for the win. She underthrew it and rolled out.

"I stick anywhere and they have no shot," said Nedohin.

Kleibrink then executed a tricky tap-back, avoiding the jam to send the game into extra ends.

"If she hits it high, they win," said Kleibrink. "My last one had to go right through the hole. If it touches either one of them, we're hooped."

The loss snapped Nedohin's winning streak at three games and she's now down to her last life.

Nedohin drops down to this afternoon's C final against Crystal Webster, while Leslie Rogers plays Megan Kirk in the other semi, with the winner of those games going into the sudden-death C-winners game.


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