A stunning second-quarter performance led by sharp-shooting Mwai Kumwenda has seen the Melbourne Vixens record a 74-60 Super Netball victory over top-ranked West Coast Fever.
The Fever had only tasted defeat once this season but the Vixens rocked the league leaders on Saturday with a 26-13 second quarter to take a 16-goal lead into halftime and swing a tightly-contested match in their favour.
After consecutive losses heading into last week's bye round, the Vixens bounced back in impressive style with their second period tally the largest by any team this season.
As the home side turned up the defensive pressure, the Fever unravelled by committing 10 second-quarter turnovers with seven of those resulting in goals for the Vixens.
Kumwenda finished with 49 goals from 51 attempts with Tegan Philip adding 25 goals.
The Fever could not contain wing attack Liz Watson as she racked up 37 circle feeds and 31 assists while returning star Renae Ingles continues to look at home alongside Emily Mannix and Jo Weston in the Vixens' defensive unit.
After coming out of retirement to rejoin the Vixens, the former Diamond will play out the rest of the season, with Chloe Watson stepping aside after announcing she's expecting her first child.
The Vixens started the match in sixth spot on the ladder but the result and three bonus points see them move temporarily to second spot.
"We're obviously really happy to get seven points against the Fever with how well they've been playing," Vixens coach Simone McKinnis said.
"I was particularly impressed about the way we went into the game and generally worked ourselves across the four quarters."
Super Netball's leading scorer, Jhaniele Fowler, played a lone hand under the post for the Fever with 56 goals.
The Fever started promisingly as they built a 12-10 lead but a run of five unanswered goals helped the Vixens end the first quarter ahead 17-14.
The Vixens kept rolling with seven goals in a row early in the second quarter and didn't let up to build a 43-27 lead at halftime.
The Fever responded by winning the third quarter by four goals, with the bonus point ensuring they can't be overtaken on top of the ladder at the end of the round.
"They play a very good defensive, one-on-one style of defence and they really put us under a lot of pressure," Fever coach Stacey Marinkovich said.
"They've played this strong style for so long and that's why they're so deadly on their home floor."
The Vixens face cross-town rivals Collingwood next Sunday while the Fever host the Adelaide Thunderbirds on Saturday night.