Newspaper article The Canadian Press

North America Sweeps Evening Draw to Cut into Team World's Lead at Continental Cup

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

North America Sweeps Evening Draw to Cut into Team World's Lead at Continental Cup

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North America cutting into Team World's lead

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LAS VEGAS - Team North America isn't done just yet.

Canadians Brad Gushue and Rachel Homan, and American John Shuster all picked up victories in Saturday night's mixed team scramble to cut Team World's lead to 17.5 to 12.5 with a day of competition remaining at the Continental Cup.

With each game being worth two points instead of one, Gushue beat Scotland's Bruce Mouat 7-3, Homan got by Sweden's Anna Hasselborg 7-4, while Shuster downed Switzerland's Peter de Cruz 6-4 to sweep the mixed team scramble and secure six points for Team North America.

Team World jumped out to a 9-0 lead after Day 1 and led 11-1 heading into Saturday afternoon's draw featuring a men's team scramble format.

The North American squad salvaged a split in points with a win, a loss and a tie during the men's team scramble, putting them behind Team World 17. …

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