Defender Rachael Tempo made a bittersweet return as Cavaliers notched their 10th win of the season in the state's South.
Back in the side after an extended layoff, Tempo was forced to spend the final minutes on the bench but still did enough to be crowned player of the match in a 56-32 victory over Cripps.
The latest chapter in the Cavaliers' unbeaten start to 2019 was set up by powerful first and last quarters, with Tempo and Shannae Heazlewood combining well to set up a 15-8 first-change lead.
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The margin then hovered around 11 goals for the next two terms until a huge run in the opening minutes of the final quarter ended Cripps' charge.
Issy Maskell was brought onto the court in the final minutes of the game having also spent several weeks on the sidelines.
In the later game, Northern Hawks picked up their seventh win of the season with a 24-goal victory over Kingston.
A dominant first half set up the result, with in-form goal attack and captain Danni Pickett helping convert a 19-goal lead at the main break into a 77-53 victory.
Both Northern sides lost their respective under-19s clashes, with Cavaliers going down to Cripps 55-42, while the Hawks gave up a half-time lead to fall 50-48 to Kingston.
Cavaliers face another huge test on Sunday morning with an away clash against Arrows, while the Hawks meet Cripps in the afternoon.
In the DUANL, the Tasmanian Magpies will meet Victorian Fury in Melbourne at 3pm, and again at 2.30pm on Monday.