Northern Hawks and Cavaliers strengthened their hold at the top of the State League on Sunday but it was a tale of two contrasting wins.
Playing simultaneously on adjacent courts at the Silverdome, the Cavs steamrollered Karana 83-19 while the Hawks had to dig deep to see off Kingston 64-49.
The opening quarters set the tone with Hawks down by five goals early but clawing back to within one at the first break while the Cavs cruised out to a 22-6 lead.
A big second quarter from both host sides saw the Hawks assume the ascendency as the Cavs asserted their authority by scoring 11 goals without reply at one stage and restricting Karana to just two for the term.
Both trends continued in the fourth. Hawks goal shooter Ash Mawer rarely looked like she would miss while Cavs' dominance allowed Shelby Miller to leave early, Hannah Lenthall a chance to shine and some game time for 19s Dani Laugher and Olive Morris - the latter shooting four goals in two minutes on debut.
Both coaches were pleased with the results although Danni Pickett - taking charge in the absence of the isolating Kellie Woolnough - had reservations about the Hawks' performance.
"We have really high expectations of how we want to play and just don't think that we implemented our gameplan consistently so that's something we really want to work on moving forward," she said.
"It was a bit of a wake-up call for us that if we are lapsing and not being consistent we can be challenged by teams.
"Our defensive pressure wasn't consistent across four quarters and the defensive pressure that Kingston put on us was really high and we weren't able to withstand that probably for only the first or second time this year.
"But Ash Mawer was an absolute powerhouse and I thought Kendall Jones was a really good partner with her and really good to see her being a consistent performer in that goal attack role."
Cavs coach Dan Roden said he still learned plenty despite the lop-sided scoreline.
"Today's all about testing those combinations and building on the good work of yesterday and we brought up a couple of 19s and gave them an opportunity in the opens," he said.
"Just building capacity, giving everyone more court time, building opportunities, rotating different combinations.
"Our quote for the weekend has been 'the strength of the wolf is in the pack' and I think this weekend was a solid team effort which is really great to see.
"Overall I was just really happy to come away after a break of three weeks with two solid wins that will put us on a good platform going forward for the rest of the season."