February 21, 2013
Jennifer Jones beats Rachel Homan in battle of unbeatens at Scotties
By TIM BAINES, QMI Agency

Team Manitoba skip Jennifer Jones watches the rock come in as Team Ontario's Rachel Homan watches in the battle of the undefeated teams at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Kingston at the K-Rock Centre on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2013. (IAN MACALPINE/QMI Agency)

KINGSTON, ONT. - KINGSTON — It was The Young Gun vs. The Former Champ, with a huge streak on the line.

In the Battle of the Gunslingers, Rachel Homan’s 30-game winning streak, dating back a couple of months, came to an abrupt end.

Manitoba’s Jennifer Jones took advantage of a couple of Ontario mistakes to win Thursday’s early showdown between the last two undefeated teams at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts, 9-7.

Ontario had an early 2-0 lead, but gave up a disastrous four in the fourth.

“I’m so proud of my team for winning 30 games in a row. It’s a great accomplishment. I predicted we’d lose a couple of games here. It’s nationals, it’s so tough,” said Homan, who plays out of the Ottawa Curling Club. “We missed a few shots here and there. It’s OK.”

Homan later went out and beat Nova Scotia 6-5.


“They’re an amazing team. They’ve been here a million times,” Homan said. “We have a lot of respect for them as a team from watching them go through Scotties when we were younger.”

Both Ontario and Manitoba are bound for the playoffs. Left standing as unbeaten (nobody has run the table here since 1985) was Jones, who outshot Homan 93% to 71%.


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