Navigation

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 - 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.

swissinfo

This article was automatically imported from our old content management system. If you see any display errors, please let us know: community-feedback@swissinfo.ch

Comments under this article have been turned off. You can find an overview of ongoing debates with our journalists here. Please join us!

If you want to start a conversation about a topic raised in this article or want to report factual errors, email us at english@swissinfo.ch.

Share this story

Join the conversation!

With a SWI account, you have the opportunity to contribute on our website.

You can Login or register here.