This is a review of the National League B Semi Final Playoff game between the Zurich Polyrapid Wildcats and Villars.
We were fortunate enough to be invited to a basketball game at the weekend, it was our first sporting event in Zurich and the first time we had watched basketball.
The game took place at the Sporthalle im Birch, a school sports facility near Oerlikon.
The Wildcats got off to a great pace, scoring 18 points before Villars managed to trouble the scorer, but the visitors chipped away at the advantage and bang on half time, the score was 30-30. Momentum was definitely with Villars and half time came at a very good time for the Wildcats who needed to regroup.
Regroup they did and the Wildcats started the second half in the same way they did the first, building a crushing lead that Villars would never be able to overcome, the Wildcats finally winning 72-60, Castro responsible for 20 points.
It was a really fun afternoon and a decent atmosphere. I liked the way that kids run on to the court to shoot hoops during time outs and in between quarters.
If you are looking for a good way to see some live sport, I can heartily recommend watching the Wildcats. There will be at least one more game this season.