MEDICINE HAT — Things tightened up on the girls’ side of the provincial junior curling championships Thursday.
Red Deer’s Jocelyn Peterman, Kelly Brown of Edmonton and Delburne native Brittany Whittemore, now of Edmonton, are tied for top spot at 3-1.
Peterman along with third Brittany Tran of Red Deer, Rebecca Konschuh of Sundre and Kristine Anderson of Cluny lost 10-4 to Athena Sturmay of Calmar and beat Stephanie Powell of Sexsmith 10-3 in six ends Thursday.
Whittemore defeated Powell 10-3 and Megan Orr of Red Deer 4-3.
Orr, who has Heather Rogers of Calgary at third and second Lindsey More and lead Sarah More of Red Deer on her team, edged Kellie Henricks of Grande Prairie 6-5 in her opening match and has a 2-2 record.
On the boys’ side Shane Parcels of Red Deer, who is playing in Edmonton, and Dylan Webster of Sundre are tied for third at 2-2.
Parcels long with third Carter Lautner of Calgary, second Spencer Vrolson of Edmonton and lead Scott MacKenzie of Edmonton, edged Webster 7-6 and beat Kyler Kleibrink of Okotoks 9-6.
In his other draw, Webster edged Brett Vavrek of Sexsmith 5-4.
Brendan Bottcher of Edmonton is first with a 4-0 record with Vavrek at 3-1.
There are two draws today with the final round-robin draw Saturday morning.
The playoffs and/or the tie-breakers go Saturday afternoon and evening with the finals Sunday at 2 p.m.