Elbow injury sidelines Gussert


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Lexi Gussert’s senior season is on hold.

Michigan State’s co-captain suffered a fractured right elbow in last week’s win over Northwestern.

The former Forest Park star said on Twitter that she appreciates the support.

“Just a little setback, I’ll be back this season,” said Gussert, who has started seven of MSU’s 16 games this season and averaged 5.8 points. She scored a season-best 14 off the bench against Northwestern.

The injury did scrap a gathering of more than 110 fans from the Crystal Falls area to see Lexi play Saturday, Jan. 20, in East Lansing against Indiana. Although a strong cheering section may still attend that game or wait until the Feb. 11 rivalry with Michigan.

Michigan State’s regular season runs until Feb. 24. Big Ten tournament takes place Feb. 28 through March 4 in Indianapolis …

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City College of New York women’s basketball team, coached by Iron River’s Jamie Angeli, knocked off co-league leading Hunter despite making 35 turnovers and giving up 36 offensive rebounds.

“Not complaining, we will take it,” said Angeli, a former Kingsford and Norway boys basketball coach. “But we won’t win too many more games with those types of numbers. The basketball gods were looking down on us for sure.”

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Lori Wardynski is the all-time leading scorer in Gogebic College women’s basketball history.

The former Ontonagon High School star reached 1,060 points in the Samsons’ recent win over Sisseton Wahpeton College at Thief River Falls, Minn. She leads the nation (NJCAA Division II) in scoring at 28.7 points per game.

Hurley’s Jaclyn Aijala, 1,038 points, stands second in the Ironwood junior college’s record books. Kingsford’s Maria Wiltzius is in the top five with 919.

“Lori’s very mentally strong, sometimes stubborn,” GCC Coach Mark Movrich told The Daily Globe. “She’s a natural leader. She works her tail off in practice. So it’s almost like it was infectious to the rest of the team. You can’t help but feel good for her for all the work.”

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Burt Angeli is a Daily News columnist and sports writer. He can be reached at bangeli@ironmountaindailynews.com or 906-774-2772, ex. 25.