Manitoba's Jennifer Jones registered an important 9-5 victory over Suzanne Birt of Prince Edward Island to move to 4-2 in Pool B at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts this afternoon.
Jones has a pair of games left in round-robin play and likely needs another victory to secure a spot in the championship round without the need for a tie-breaker.
Only four of nine teams in each of pools A and B advance.
Meanwhile, Tracy Fleury's East St. Paul team (Wild Card 1), being skipped by Chelsea Carey, fell 8-7 to Saskatchewan's Sherry Anderson in a crucial Pool B game. \
It dropped Fleury to 4-3 with just one game to go, a meeting Thursday morning with Sarah Hill of Newfoundland-Larador (2-6).