McPherson College’s women watched their comfortable 20-point lead dwindle to an uncomfortable seven here Friday night.

Northern New Mexico was making a run, as it sliced the Bulldogs’ lead from 50-30 to 55-48.

So Mac needed a big play to stem the tide.

It got two.

They came in the form of back-to-back 3-pointers from Kt Porter and Brooke Weisenburger, which set off a 29-9 Mac run to close out the game for an 84-57 victory, their second in a row.

Mac can even its record at 4-4 this afternoon when it hosts Haskell at 4:00 in the McPherson College Classic. The Bulldogs lost to Haskell earlier this year after leading for a good part of the game.

Mac, which struggled offensively last year, now has scored 83 and 84 points in back-to-back games and had a number of players contribute.

“We know we’re going to be successful if we have that kind of balance,” Mac coach Cy Rolfs said. “We got a lot of contributions from everybody.”

The Bulldogs opened up a 40-24 halftime lead, as their bench contributed 18 points.

Mac was strolling when Northern New Mexico turned up the heat to get back into it.

But when the Eagles got close, the back-to-back treys were the daggers and reserve Kaylee Cramer came up with some key rebounds to get Mac out and running.

Porter and reserve Brittany Pittas scored 15 points apiece to lead Mac, while Madison Chambers added 11. Cramer pulled down 11 rebounds and Elice Frey had 10.

Nisa Duran led the Eagles with 17 points.

Mac (84) -- Frey 4 0-1 8; Porter 6 1-2 15; Weisenburger 3 2-5 9; Puttergill 2 0-0 6; Chamber 5 1-2 11; Jernigan 2 0-0 5; Pittas 5 3-4 15; Cramer 1 2-3 4; Brewer 1 1-5 3; Harrold 4 0-0 8. Totals -- 33 10-22 84. 3-pointers -- Porter 2, Puttergill 2, Pittas 2, Weisenburger 1, Jernigan 1.
Northern New Mexico (57) -- Lopez 3 0-2 8; Perkins 3 2-6 10; Duran 7 3-4 17; Williams 3 2-2 10; Dez 4 0-1 9; Begay 1 0-0 2; Vigil 0 1-2 1. Totals -- 21 8-23 57. 3-pointers -- Lopez 2, Perkins 2, Williams 2, Williams 1.