Slow start part of team’s growth; Creswell’s Whitson leading scoring effort so far

Maleata Polamalu of Douglas drives to the basket against Creswell’s Emma Maness (15) and Kendyl Whitson (3) during Thursday’s season opener. RON HARTMAN/CHRONICLE PHOTO

CRESWELL – Despite their 0-2 record, the Creswell girls have put together two good halves of basketball. Coach Tyler Hollingsworth said he’s looking forward to the day when the Bulldogs can put those halves together.

“In the first half we settled for too many jump shots – but they were good jump shots, shots we wanted,” Hollingsworth said . . .