The Cavaliers juggernaut rolled on through the Silverdome, claiming another derby win over their nearest neighbours.
A 66-55 defeat of Northern Hawks took Dan Roden's team to nine straight wins and began to revive memories of their undefeated campaign of 2013.
"Considering we still only have five core players, that's a fantastic effort in a local derby against the reigning premiers," said a beaming Roden. "The really exciting thing for us is there's still lots of improvement.
"We started the year with no expectation that we would be in this position but we've been building for a number of years now and knew we had the talent."
Within a couple of points at the first two changes, the ladder leaders hit the accelerator after the main break, causing uncharacteristic mistakes from the under-pressure Hawks as goal shooter Mel Philpott claimed player of the match honours.
Hawks co-coaches Kellie Woolnough and Ruth Tuohy said their side had learned plenty from the contest, reserving special praise for Steph Walker and Lydia Coote.
"Obviously we've still got a lot to learn to build the season we want to have," Tuohy said. "We want to be consistent and clearly we're not at the moment and we've got a lot of work to do."
Woolnough added: "They are top of the ladder and undefeated so are clearly setting the standard at the moment. When our full court pressure is on we are extremely competitive but when we took the foot off we were exposed."