Jaylyn Gordon led three players in double figures and the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns' women's basketball team won their fifth straight, downing Appalachian State, 68-58 Thursday night in Boone, NC.

The Cajuns (16-8, 10-5 Sun Belt) led by just three points with just over a minute to go but outscored the Mountaineers (10-17, 5-11) 7-0 in the final minute.

The Cajuns' defense held App State without a field goal in the final 3:13.  The Mountaineers shot 34% (20-59) for the game, while the Cajuns were 40% from the field.

Gordon led the way with 19 points, including 3-4 from three point range.  Troi Swain scored 15, while Simone Fields tallied 11 points and a tied with Swain for team high in rebounds with seven..

Madi Story led Appalachian State with 20 points, while Joi Jones added 17 but shot just 3-13 from the field.  Q. Murray was the other Mountaineer in double digits with eleven points.

The Cajuns came out strong, getting a 15-8 first quarter lead and led at the end of every period.  App State led for just 1:05 in the contest.

The win keeps the Cajuns in a tie with Texas State for the fourth and final first round bye in the conference tournament.  The Cajuns will face Coastal Carolina Saturday at 12:00.  The game can be heard on ESPN1420.

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