From tip to finish

 St. Joseph’s Shelby Madison drives the lane during Monday’s Class A girls basketball district opener against Portage Central.

ST. JOSEPH - Despite a slow start to the second half, St. Joseph controlled Monday night's Class A girls basketball contest from the opening tip to the final buzzer.

The Bears coasted to an easy 47-27 victory over Portage Central with Anna Fischer and Shelby Madison leading the charge, each scoring nine points.