Scott comes up short at Scotties Tournament of Hearts
A third Canadian women's curling title wasn't to be for Kelowna's Kelly Scott.
The B.C. champs dropped a 7-6 decision to Alberta's Heather Nedohin in the final of the 2012 Scotties Tournament of Hearts Sunday in Red Deer.
Scott, third Sasha Carter, second Dailene Sivertson and lead Jacquie Armstrong advanced to the final after playing almost flawlessly in a 7-5 win over Jennifer Jones in Friday night's 1 vs 2 Page playoff game.
The same couldn't be said for Sunday's final as the Scott team failed to find its touch against a red-hot Alberta foursome that won eight of its last nine games at the Scotties.
Nedohin took control of the game scoring three in the sixth end for a 6-3 lead, and Scott never recovered.
"They didn't give us much to work with, they executed very precisely, we were not sharp at all with our draw weight," Scott told reporters following the loss. "It was faster, slicker conditions out there and it took us all 10 ends to figure that out, and that's not good enough to win a championship final."
It was an eventful week, to say the least, for the Scott team which, like several other rinksd battled with the flu bug. Third Sasha Carter was felled by the flu and was forced to miss two games.
Still, the Kelowna team managed an 8-3 record in the round robin and, with second Dailene Sivertson playing in her first Scotties, drew plenty of praise from their veteran skip.
"I'm very proud of the team, we overcame many, many things this week, and you know how we played in that 1-2 game, we impressed ourselves and we impressed a lot of people and we're very proud of that," said Scott, the 2006 and 2007 Canadian champ.
Nedohin will represent Canada next month at the Ford World Curling Championships in Lethbridge.