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Team World dominating North America in Continental Cup

Team World leads 13.5 to 4.5 after winning two of three men's singles matches in the evening draw on Friday.

Team World leads 13.5-4.5 after winning 2 of 3 men's singles matches late Friday

Silvana Tirinzoni of Team World said that she's enjoying watching every minute of her team's dominating performance. (Natacha Pisarenko/The Associated Press)

Team North America is on the board at the Continental Cup, but Team World remains in command at the annual team curling event.

Team World leads 13.5 to 4.5 after winning two of three men's singles matches in the evening draw on Friday.

Switzerland's Peter De Cruz downed Canadian Kevin Koe 8-4, Sweden's Niklas Edin toppled American John Shuster 7-4 and Scotland's Bruce Mouat tied Canada's Brad Gushue 4-4 to split a point.

Team World jumped out to a 9-0 lead after Day 1 and Team North America didn't record its first point until Canada's Ben Hebert and Dawn McEwen picked up a 6-3 win over Sweden's Sofia Mabergs and Christoffer Sundgren in Friday morning's mixed doubles draw.

Team North America had its most success in afternoon mixed doubles on Friday by taking two of three possible points.

Not over yet

Canadian Emma Miskew and American partner Matt Hamilton beat Grant Hardie and Lauren Gray 8-4 while Americans Jamie Sinclair and Chris Plys toppled Swedes Edin and Sara McManus by an identical score.

Swiss duo Valentin Tanner and Melanie Barbezat downed Canadian Colton Flasch and Taylor Anderson of the U.S., 7-6 to avoid a Team North American sweep.

In the other morning mixed doubles matches, Scotland's Eve Muirhead and Bobby Lammie doubled up Americans Sarah Anderson and John Landsteiner 8-4, while Switzerland's Silvana Tirinzoni and Benoit Schwarz downed Canada's Joanne Courtney and B.J. Neufeld 9-3.

The first team to score 30.5 points is declared Continental Cup champion. Team World hasn't won the event since 2012.

The winning side receives $85,000, while the losing side gets $45,000.

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