End of the dream for Colleen?

PERRY LEFKO -- Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 8:36 AM ET

LONDON -- Is 10-4 over and out forever for Colleen Jones and her team?

Maybe, maybe not.

Following her team's 10-4 loss yesterday at the Labatt Centre to defending champion Jennifer Jones of Winnipeg, Colleen Jones indicated she and her celebrated Nova Scotia foursome will weigh the prospects of whether or not to continue on the competitive circuit.

The Jones gang, which includes Kim Kelly, Mary-Anne Arsenault and Nancy Delahunt, collectively has won five Canadian titles and two world championships. They have six national titles overall and one national mixed title.

"I'm proud of what we did this week," Colleen Jones said. "A lot of people probably had us written off as dead after (a disappointing) Olympic trials, so to come in third in Canada that's still a pretty good accomplishment for a team.

"So do you build on it? Or do you say, 'No, we didn't win, we're not good enough.' Or do you kind of take it and say, 'All right, we still have a lot left in us.' It's hard to know (what to do).

"At this age you ask yourself, 'Do you curl that much?' We love what the game has given us over the years, but by the same token you look up and say, 'I've been away for a month and I want to go home.'

Jones said if her team had not made the playoffs, the issue would have been "cut and dry."

She added her team doesn't want to hang around past its prime.

Jones and her squad had one of its best games of the tournament in a playoff loss against Kelly Scott of B.C. on Friday, but the skip clearly battled draw weight yesterday.

"I've been making shots for a long time, but some times it's not there," she said.

"There's the growing pressure of realizing time is running out for us."


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