McClain senior Beth Montgomery (front, second from right) is shown with her mother, Misty, and coaches Jarrod Haines and Trevor Arnett.  Also pictured are (back, l-r) McClain athletic director Patrick Stevens, MHS principal Jason Potts, Alice Lloyd head coach Johns Mills and MHS Superintendent Joe Wills. (HCP Photos/Jim Jones)
McClain senior Beth Montgomery (front, second from right) is shown with her mother, Misty, and coaches Jarrod Haines and Trevor Arnett. Also pictured are (back, l-r) McClain athletic director Patrick Stevens, MHS principal Jason Potts, Alice Lloyd head coach Johns Mills and MHS Superintendent Joe Wills. (HCP Photos/Jim Jones)
GREENFIELD — McClain Lady Tigers senior Beth Montgomery recently signed her letter of intent to play basketball at Alice Lloyd College in Kentucky this coming season.

Montgomery, who has been a three-year starter for the Lady Tigers, is considered one of the leagues best post players has a great opportunity to step right in and play at the next level.

“The thing that we were most impressed with Beth was her knowledge of her position on the floor,” Alice Lloyd head coach John Mills said. “She knows her role on the floor and is very good at it. She has a very strong post presence and is also able to step out on the floor and shoot the three which a lot of other post players can’t do.”

Beth wanted to thank her coaches, teammates, and parents for all of their support and said that without them this would not have been possible.

“I’m a little bit nervous and very excited, but I definitely think I’m ready for the next level,” Montgomery said. “It’s a good opportunity for me and I’m extremely happy to have gotten this opportunity.”

Coach Jarrod Haines who has mentored Montgomery over these last three seasons thinks she has a great opportunity to step right in and play at the next level.

“I think this is a very good fit for Beth both academically and athletically,” said Haines. “She works really hard and I know she will do a very good job for them. Beth is a strong post player who will attract double teams which should open things up for their guards. I can see her going right in and playing well.”

Alice Lloyd is a Division II NAIA college that plays in the River States Conference which includes teams from Indiana, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia and Kentucky.