That staked Dryden to a 29-21 advantage at the halftime break.
Dryden then outscored Akron-Fairgrove 34-16 over the last 16 minutes of action, good enough for a 63-37 win at night's end.
Angie Kopas (16 points), Sarah DeCeuninck (15) and Lynsey Marchwinski (12, featuring a trey) paced Dryden's offensive attack with double figure outputs. Mandi Jones (eight points, with a triple), Hillary Mason (four) along with Maddy Couch, Rachel DeCeuninck, Cortney Lowney and Sandrine Simon (two each) also reached the scoring column.
As far as rebounding was concerned, Sarah DeCeuninck topped Dryden. She pulled down 16 missed shots. Kopas tacked on 12 rebounds to the Cardinals' cause.
Sarah DeCeuninck provided the highest Dryden steal total, amassing four. The Cardinals also received three steals courtesy of Mason.