Lockhart's Olivia Lang often stands out on court, but coach Jemima Norbury believes the six-foot-four goal shooter has taken it up a notch this season.
Lang was best on court during the Demons' 73-32 win against Henty at Walbundrie on Saturday.
"I really felt like she shone," Norbury said.
"Obviously being six-foot-four, people just assume she's going to hold, and that's what she's done for a lot of her netball career.
"We've been working specifically on some different things with her at training, and she really brought that.
"She's just bringing some speed and different elements to her game."
Young gun Isabel Hogg continues to impress this season, also starring in centre for the Demons.
"She's only 15 and she's just killing it," Norbury said.
While Lockhart wasn't missing any players due to Victoria's sixth lockdown, it was a different story for Henty.
The Swampies were forced to call on several B-grade and under-17 players, with some playing eight quarters of netball for the day.
Coach Denise James said while it was a big ask of players after having to forfeit last time the state was in lockdown, the social and mental aspect of playing was reward enough.
"A lot of our girls had to play two games," James said.
"I was so happy that they were so willing to put their hands up. It didn't matter that they had to play two games, they just did it for the club to get out there.
"I was impressed by how they went out there and gave a challenge to the Lockhart players.
"I'd say there would be some sore bodies."
Opposition coach Norbury also sang the Swampies praises.
"The scoreline didn't reflect the quality the girls were putting out, especially considering how fatigued they were," she said.
"They just did such a good job."
Brandy Muller was best on court for the Swampies, stepping into goal defence from the wing.
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"She was amazing for the day for us," James said.
Ladder leaders Osborne have kept their undefeated record intact this season after defeating Holbrook by 32-goals at Howlong.
Young defender Rachel Galvin was the standout for the Tigers, in what is her first season in A-grade.
"It was really good to see Rach get a few turnovers, and seeing her in the right positions was really great," Osborne coach Sally Hunter said.
"She's been developing really well."
The Tigers now face a top-of-the-table clash against Jindera next weekend.
"Last time we got them by a little bit, but the scoreline didn't really reflect how intense it was out there," Hunter said.
In other Hume netball games, Murray Magpies came within five goals of Jindera, Howlong defeated Brock-Burrum, CDHBU were too good for Culcairn and Billabong Crows hung on to claim victory against Rand-Walbundrie-Walla by nine goals.
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