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Black and Team Arsenault improve to 2-1 at Nova Scotia championship; MacDougall winless after Day 2

Christina Black of Sydney River shoots a stone during the Tour Challenge Tier II competition at the Pictou County Wellness Centre in New Glasgow in early November. Black and Team Mary-Anne Arsenault will take part in the provincial championship this week, with the winning team representing the province at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Moose Jaw, Sask. CONTRIBUTED/MARY HANKEY
Christina Black of Sydney River shoots a stone during the Tour Challenge Tier II competition at the Pictou County Wellness Centre in New Glasgow in early November. CONTRIBUTED/MARY HANKEY - Contributed
DARTMOUTH, N.S. —

Sydney River's Christina Black and Team Mary-Anne Arsenault improved to 2-1 at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts provincial championship at the Dartmouth Curling Club Wednesday morning.

The Arsenault rink picked up a 13-0 victory over Mary Mattatall.

The win for the Arsenault team comes after the group suffered a 7-3 loss to Mary Myketyn-Driscoll Tuesday afternoon. The team opened the tournament Monday with a 10-7 victory over Theresa Breen.

Team Arsenault was scheduled to play the defending champion Jill Brothers rink Wednesday evening.

In the Deloitte Tankard provincial championship - the winner advancing to the Tim Hortons Brier - Brent MacDougall, originally of Sydney, remained winless after Day 2 of action at the Dartmouth venue.

MacDougall posted a pair of losses Tuesday. They were defeated 9-7 by Chad Stevens and 7-4 by Kendal Thompson. The rink opened the tournament with an 8-4 loss to Steve Thompson on Monday.

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