By Woodard, Dale on December 2, 2019.
The Nanette Dupont rink are national champions.
Dupont and her Lethbridge Curling Club and Alberta representative rink of third Samantha Davies, second Kendra Nakagama and lead Avice DeKelver won the Canadian Curling Club Championships with a 9-4 win over Nova Scotia Saturday afternoon in Leduc.
Trailing 2-1 after three ends, Dupont scored four in the fourth end to take a 5-2 lead and while Nova Scotia cut the lead to one with a pair in the fifth, the Lethbridge team added two in the sixth and stole two more in the seventh.
Earlier in the week, Dupont beat Nova Scotia 12-3.
In the bronze medal game, Quebec beat the Yukon 9-5.
Dupont earned her berth in the gold medal game Saturday morning with an 8-3 win over the Yukon.
The locals opened with a single and stole another in the second for a quick 2-0 lead.
After the Yukon made it 2-1 in the third, Dupont added two more in the fourth to pull ahead 4-1 and, like she did in the gold medal game, scored two in the sixth and stole two more in the seventh to put the game away and advance to the final.
Dupont went 9-1 at the week-long event, their only loss coming Thursday morning in a 7-5 setback to Nunavut.
The Alberta representatives quickly recovered, downing Nova Scotia Thursday night before posting another pair of wins Friday, 7-4 over Ontario and 11-1 over the Yukon to earn their spot in Saturday morning’s semifinal.
Dupont is the office manager at the Lethbridge Curling Club.