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 - 09:53
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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