Spartans prosper with revamped lineup
In financial terms, paper money trumps change.
But a different sort of change provided a big payday for Oak Lawn last week basketball-wise. In an attempt to give his team an offensive boost, Spartans coach Jason Rhodes shuffled his lineup, inserting Joe Cosenza into it and shifting David Stacy to point guard.
“He has the ball in his hands more now,” Rhodes said of Stacy. “And Cosenza’s a real aggressive kid who’s a good shooter. He gives us just a little more scoring punch.”
And twice last week, Oak Lawn cashed in nicely on Rhodes’ decisions. In their first outing, versus Chicago Christian on Wednesday, the Spartans didn’t actually do much scoring, just enough to squeeze out a 43-42 win over the Knights.