Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Late Push from Team North America Not Enough, Team World Wins Continental Cup

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Late Push from Team North America Not Enough, Team World Wins Continental Cup

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Team World holds on to win Continental Cup

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LAS VEGAS - After four days of competition featuring 11 draws and a late surge from Team North America, it came down to the final end to decide a winner at the Continental Cup.

Scottish skip Eve Muirhead punched out a North American stone in the eighth end to score two against Canada's Rachel Homan for 2.5 points in skins play Sunday night for Team World's first victory at the event since 2012.

Team World finished ahead 34 to 26.

"I knew it wasn't over until the scoreboard said it was over. My heart's still beating. It's really exciting," said Muirhead.

"They came so close and kept crawling back, and back and back. To play that last shot was really exciting. You're not just playing for your team (on the ice), you're playing for the entire team. …

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