Wangaratta heads into the second half of the year in third spot after toppling Myrtleford by 20 goals on Saturday.
The premiers set up the win with a 16-goal first quarter blitz, cruising to a 52-32 victory.
"Our first three quarters were really good, I made a couple of changes then and they probably didn't work as well, but to come away with a win against Myrtleford, who are no easybeats, we worked hard for that," coach Kellie Keen said.
"Our defensive pressure all over the court (was good), we've been working on that."
Star shooter Amanda Umanski, who was rested late, fired 42 goals for best on court, while busy mid-courter Issy Byrne also starred.
Eden and Saige Broz landed 13 and 11 goals respectively, while defender Rebecca Piazza was superb for the home team.
"I expected more today," Saints' coach Matt Koers said.
"Our intensity, the way we started, our decision making, the way we moved the ball, the way we didn't move the ball, but credit to the 'Maggies', they play a really good style of game."
Yarrawonga maintained fourth with a 49-28 win over Albury.
Boom recruit Elle Brooks landed 28 goals and former coach Bridget Cassar 21 at home.
Rebecca Carlyle and Caitlin O'Dwyer were terrific for the victors.
Albury had five scorers with Emily Rodd the only one to top double figures (11).
Rebekah Ohlin and Rochelle Hill were the visitors' best.
Corowa-Rutherglen retained its unbeaten record with a 42-33 home win over in-form Wodonga Raiders.
Grace Senior bagged 31 goals, with Emily Laracy and Olivia Sinclair superb.
Shaylah House (16) and Georgia Thomas (14) were Raiders' focal points, with Vashti Muller their best.
And Wodonga nabbed its first victory over winless Wangaratta Rovers 45-43.
Wodonga's Jess Barton shot 30 goals to feature, while Mikaela Cose (22 goals) responded for the Hawks, who were best served by Briony Simpson in coach Ashlee Martin's 200th club game.
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