For the fourth game in a row Strathfieldsaye kicked more than 20 goals and cruised to a big win over a battling rival.
After a competitive first quarter, the BFNL flag favourite put South Bendigo to the sword and won convincingly 26.16 (172) to 4.6 (30).
The Bloods kicked three of their four goals in the opening quarter and from that point on the home side Storm added 21.8 to 1.6.
"We think we have a strong attacking game, but we've had a big focus this year on our defence,'' Storm coach Troy Coates said.
"One or two of those early goals South Bendigo kicked were through our turnovers where we tried to switch the ball.
"The pleasing thing is we're keeping opponents to low scores."
Storm midfielder Sam Heavyside continued his career-best form with another best on ground effort.
Key defender Bryce Curnow set up a lot of Storm's forward thrusts, while Pioneers-listed midfielder Riley Wilson impressed with three goals.
Storm star Lachlan Sharp celebrated his 150th senior game in fine style by kicking eight goals.
Sharp leads the Ron Best Medal race with 60 goals.
South Bendigo slumped to its seventh-straight loss.
Braydan Torpey, Tom Brereton, Brody Haddow and Sam Maher tried hard against the odds for the Bloods, while classy forward Kaiden Antonowicz kicked all four of South Bendigo's goals.
South Bendigo gets some relief next Saturday when it hosts the winless Castlemaine at Harry Trott Oval.
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