Mary Anne Young put it bluntly.

"I hadn't made a basket in a while," the senior said.

Her tone was self-depreciating, but it also conveyed disbelief.

The Bonner-Prendergast guard had played in three straight games before Saturday without scoring. And she hadn't reached double digits since early January.

Against Gwynedd Mercy on Saturday in the first round of the PIAA Class AAA state tournament, Young made up for her recent offensive anemia.

Young knocked down three three-pointers en route to 11 points, and Bonner-Prendergast beat Gwynedd Mercy, 48-39, for the program's first win in the state playoffs.

"They were just falling today," Young said. "It was nice finally getting something."

Gwynedd Mercy (23-5) came out hard against the Pandas (16-8). The Monarchs did everything they could to stop the sharpshooting firepower of Alyssa Monaghan.

That's the plan when you play the two-time Catholic League Most Valuable Player and St. Joseph's recruit: do anything you can so she doesn't get the ball.

The Monarchs double- and triple-teamed. They put so much pressure on Monaghan that a few times she showed signs of frustration, something atypical for the poised guard.

But when you are Alyssa Monaghan, it doesn't matter. You always find a way to score.

"It was a little more aggressive than usual," Monaghan said. "It's really frustrating. Especially if the refs aren't seeing the same things you are feeling. It makes you really tired."

The senior finished with a game-high 21 points, including 14 in the second half. Shalina Miller added 14, and had seven pivotal blocks in the second half.

"They didn't have anybody [Miller's] size or her ability so it was hard for them to guard her," Monaghan said. "Whenever I saw her or she was open I definitely gave her the ball."

The Pandas' journey continues Wednesday against West York.

"We want to go all the way, of course," Miller said. "But we are taking it one game at a time."

Bonner-Prendie 15 6 13 14 - 48

Gwynedd Mercy 13 13 6 7 - 39

BP: Alyssa Monaghan 21, Shalina Miller 14, Mary Anne Young 11, Caroline Manfre 2.

GM: Erica DeCandido 19, Carly Heineman 9, Brigit Coleman 8, Emily Sullivan 2, Danielle Senour 1.