King a step closer to Scotts

CON GRIWKOWSKY -- Edmonton Sun

, Last Updated: 12:21 PM ET

A couple of steps done, one more to go.

That's the way Cathy King looked at her situation after an 8-5 win over Deb Santos in the A Event final of the women's northerns in Hinton.

"We know what we want to do,'' said King, the defending Alberta champion. "We want to get back to the Scotts. There's only eight or nine games left.''

King broke open a tight contest by stealing a pair in the seventh against a Santos-skipped foursome that includes King's entire supporting cast that helped her win the 1998 Canadian championship.

"They're a difficult team to beat,'' said King. "Heather (third Nedohin) was making a lot of shots for them.''

Yesterday's win extended King's playdowns unbeaten streak to seven straight games.

"To me, that's not important,'' said King. "I look at how well we played and there's some room for improvement. If we were playing 80-90%, I'd be really excited. But, really, we're not as sharp as we need to be yet.''

This year's provincials go Jan. 25-29 at the Shamrock Club.

"We really need Cathy and Deb to be here,'' said Shamrock manager Garry Stevenson.

Over to you, Ms. Santos.


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