Morton got a fresh start to its boys basketball campaign with the dawning of the Mid-Illini Conference season.
The Potters took advantage by displacing host Dunlap Saturday, 48-43.
Morton (1-5, 1-0) was at its best in the third quarter when it used a 13-6 margin to take a 35-30 lead into the final eight minutes.
Corey Dullard and Jake Morsch had 12 points apiece to guide the visitors.
Dullard was 5-of-9 from the field, while Morsch went 6-of-6 at the free-throw line, a spot where his teammates struggled.
Jared Liddle added seven points, Weston Feucht six on 3-of-3 shooting and Nick Taylor five.
Brent Waibel topped the Potters with six rebounds. Dullard and Isaac Stephens snared five apiece.
Waibel also had four assists, matching the output of Morsch, who paced Morton with three steals.
Alex Sorenson had a game-high 22 points for Dunlap on 8-of-16 accuracy.
The Potters, meanwhile, harassed Max Graham to a 1-of-12 night in 29 minutes.
Morton has a challenging weekend upcoming at the Potterdome with games against Pekin (Friday) and Limestone (Saturday).
The Dragons and Rockets collided over the weekend, with Pekin emerging with a 70-63 overtime win.