"When we started moving ourselves and moving the basketball, it kind of opened the lanes so we could dribble in, and we could get to the basket a lot or we could kick the ball out for an open 3."
Junior guard Nick Tubbs was the biggest beneficiary of Huntington's increased efficiency in the second half. Tubbs was 7 of 12 from the floor and sank both of his 3-point attempts, finishing with a game-high 18 points. Nicks added 16 points and nine rebounds, while junior reserve forward Chancelor Wooding led the Highlanders (2-0) with 11 rebounds.
Huntington had 13 steals as a team, with Tubbs and Nate Demoss each grabbing three.
Morris, a junior who had just four points in the first half, took the Cougars on his back for much of the third and fourth quarters. He shot 18 times, more than twice the number of shots of any other Capital (0-1) players.
"As of right now I don't think we have a go-to guy," Clark said. "Carrington has more experience than the other kids, but we have to do a better job of executing what we do. We're not doing that.
"We expect some of this from the younger kids that we're using, but we've got to get better."
The Cougars, who play rival George Washington at home Wednesday in the Patriots' season opener, rotated 12 players Monday. Along with Morris, Capital started two sophomores (Brad Grose and Jordan Kinney) and two seniors (Coleman and DeQuan Yarbrough).
The Cougars also used two freshmen and a sophomore off the bench in significant minutes.