Switzerland beat Holland in first basketball win

Switzerland's Michael Polite (left) pushes his way past the Dutch player, Nitzan Dadash Keystone

The Swiss basketball team have finally tasted success in the qualifying games for next year's European Championships, after defeating Holland 81-64.

This content was published on January 27, 2002 minutes

Saturday's win marked a welcome break from the past four consecutive defeats, which left Switzerland lingering at the bottom of the league table.

A strong first-half placed the Swiss team in a strong position against their Dutch rivals, who had a surprise win over basketball leaders Turkey on Wednesday.

However, the Swiss side still have a long way to go to pull up their rankings ahead of the championships in Sweden in 2003.


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