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Gushue continues to cruise at the National tournament in home province

Brad Gushue of St. John's, N.L., improved to 2-0 at the National with a 5-1 victory over Regina's Matt Dunstone in Wednesday's night draw.

Newfoundland skip improves to 2-0 with win over Matt Dunstone at the National

Newfoundland skip Brad Gushue, seen above at the Brier in March, picked up a 5-1 win over Matt Dunstone at the National on Wednesday in Conception Bay South, Nfld. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press)

Brad Gushue of St. John's, N.L., improved to 2-0 at the National with a 5-1 victory over Regina's Matt Dunstone in Wednesday's night draw.

Gushue, who has won 11 titles in the Grand Slam of Curling series, scored a deuce in the third end and two more in the seventh to wrap up his second win.

In other late-draw action on the men's side, Ross Paterson of Scotland beat Calgary's Kevin Koe 6-1. Paterson also improved to 2-0 while Koe evened his record at 1-1.

In women's play, Tracy Fleury of East St. Paul, Man., edged Sweden's Isabella Wrana 7-6 to remain perfect through two games.

Scotland's Eve Muirhead also jumped to 2-0 with a 5-3 win against Casey Scheidegger (1-1) of Lethbridge, Alta.

Round-robin play runs through to Friday with the top eight teams overall in both divisions qualifying for the weekend playoffs.

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