Short Shots

By NEMS Daily Journal

- Tupelo’s Alex Toppin, a freshman defenseman at Broome County (N.Y.) Community College, had an assist in his first college hockey game, a 4-0 victory over the Le Moyne College junior varsity. Toppin started playing hockey with the Tupelo T-Rex youth program in 1999.

- The Itawamba CC men’s soccer team (10-6-2) faces Pearl River today in the opening round of the MACJC state tournament in Ridgeland at 7 p.m.

- Ole Miss guard Valencia McFarland posted a USA Basketball record on Friday with seven steals in Team USA’s 58-55 loss to Argentina at the Pan Am Games.