Further illustrating Capital's depth was Aalik Harris, who didn't attempt a shot over the first 31/2 quarters only to step up, knock down a pair of free throws and then an NBA-range 3-pointer to stretch the Cougars' late lead to 68-62.
Hurricane responded with a Henry Sorsaia free throw and two buckets from Trey Dawson to bring it back to within one point.
After Morris and Sorsaia traded baskets to make the score 70-69 Capital, Morris made one of his few mistakes in the second half by forcing up a shot with about 30 seconds left.
But Hurricane turned it over on the ensuing possession, and a free throw apiece from Morris and Jordan Kinney completed the scoring.
"We have a bunch of young players and that is a seasoned basketball team, a good seasoned basketball team," Clark said. "They came out and they were ready to play and our kids didn't drop their heads. They weathered the storm and I think eventually our bench is the big difference. Our kids came off the bench and contributed tremendously to getting back into the game and eventually winning the game."
Indeed, while Capital was getting contributions from seemingly everywhere, just five players scored and even attempted a shot for the Redskins.
Sorsaia led the charge with 23 points and 15 rebounds, followed by Dawson with 17 points, Garrett DeFries with 14, and Ace Estep with 13.
Hurricane did itself no favors at the charity stripe late, as Sorsaia and DeFries combined to go 1 for 8 in the final period — and Sorsaia's one made shot came after a Capital lane violation negated a miss.
"Basketball is a game of runs, we had ours early, they had ours in the middle, and then it was a dogfight," Hurricane coach Lance Sutherland said. "It's all preseason anyway, but Capital is a very good basketball team."
After knocking down their first three 3-point buckets, Hurricane went just 2 for 10 the rest of the way.
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