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Win moves Jones into second place

CHARLOTTETOWN - Winnipeg’s Jennifer Jones won her third in a row here this morning and vaulted into second place at the Canadian womens curling championship.

Team Canada’s Jones defeated Ontario’s Rachel Homan 7-4 Wednesday morning to improve to 6-2. The loss drops Ontario to 6-2 as well, but Jones now wins the tiebreaker between the two teams based on the round-robin victory.

Team Canada third Kaitlyn Lawes (left) and skip Jennifer Jones smile during their match against Newfoundland in the afternoon draw at the 2011 Tournament of Hearts in Charlottetown, PEI on Tuesday.

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Team Canada third Kaitlyn Lawes (left) and skip Jennifer Jones smile during their match against Newfoundland in the afternoon draw at the 2011 Tournament of Hearts in Charlottetown, PEI on Tuesday.

If the event were to end right now, Jones would play Saskatchewan’s Amber Holland in the page playoff 1 vs 2 game Friday night. Holland improved to 8-0 with a 10-2 beating of Newfoundland this morning.

Jones is 10-0 in playoff games over the last three years at this event. She last lost a playoff game at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in 2007.

Jones busted open a 4-4 tie with Ontario with a three-ender in the eighth end, set up by a brilliant first four rocks by her front end of lead Dawn Askin and second Jill Officer.

Ontario has now lost two of their last three games and their brash 21-year-old skip looked bewildered on the ice this morning as Jones took the youngster to school. Jones out-shot Homan 89-67 through the first eight ends.

Jones is now off the ice until tonight when she takes on disgruntled former teammate Cathy Overton-Clapham of Manitoba. The most widely anticipated contest of this event will be broadcast live by TSN, beginning at 5:30 p.m. CT.

Manitoba, who are 1-6 and already eliminated from the playoffs, will first have to play Ontario, however, on this afternoon’s draw.

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