"We got off to a pretty good start," Gehlen coach Marty Kurth said. "We pressed early and jumped out to a nice lead."
The Lady Jays ran into foul trouble in the second quarter and the Eagles battled back into contention.
In the third quarter, the Lady Jays struggled and the Eagles bounced ahead on the scoreboard.
But Gehlen used its inside game to take the reins and collect the league victory.
"We had a pretty good run after that third quarter (setback)," Kurth said. "We were really aggressive going toward the basket."
A key difference in the win was that drive to the basket, as the Eagles put the Lady Jays on the free throw line for 45 attempts in the game.
"That's been one of the keys we've tried to focus on - we need to get to the foul line," Kurth said. "We were able to do that and be more aggressive toward the hole."
Amber Timmins led the Lady Jays, who were 25-for-45 at the charity stripe, with an 8-for-10 showing at the free throw line as she totaled 14 points.
"She made most of those down the stretch in the second half to keep lead and extend it a little bit," Kurth said of Timmins' free throw shooting.
Jessie Timmins added 13 points, including a 5-of-7 mark from the line, and Steph Rohe scored seven for the Lady Jays.
The Lady Jays were also able to dominate the boards, especially in the second half, according to Kurth.
"Rachel Tilley and Lexi Wiltgen rebounded well in the second half to keep them to one shot, which was key," said Kurth, whose team totaled 40 rebounds in the win.
Tilley had 11 rebounds to go along with six points while Wiltgen grabbed seven rebounds. Amber Timmins pulled down eight rebounds while Jessie Timmins had six and Rohe had five.
Becca Swalve grabbed three steals, Katelin Langel scored six points and Rohe had two steals for the Lady Jays (12-6, 7-2).
Gehlen hosts Unity Christian in a War Eagle Conference matchup on Monday.