ATLANTA — Jaylyn Gordon scored eight of her game-high 18 points during a 21-4 run in the first half and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette women’s basketball team beat Georgia State 63-56 Saturday for its fifth win in the past six games.
Keke Veal and Robbie Brown scored 14 points each as UL-Lafayette (13-5, 5-4 Sun Belt Conference) forced 20 turnovers and outscored Georgia State (8-10, 3-5), 23-6, over the final nine minutes of the first half.
“I always believe in women’s basketball, if you can defend and create offense with your defense, you’re going to win games and that’s what we’re doing right now,” Cajuns coach Garry Brodhead said. “We’re creating a lot of offense with our defense and that is what we’re doing.”
Kia Wilridge had eight rebounds for UL-Lafayette, and Keke Veal had four assists.
The Ragin’ Cajuns, which was held to 17-for-52 from the floor, went 25-for-35 (71.4 percent) from the free-throw line, including 18-for-25 in the second half.
Kayla Nolan led Georgia State with 13 points, and Brittany Logan came off the bench to add 10.