CHARLESTON WV (WOWK) â âWhen I hit it, it just shot chills through my bodyâ¦ it was just really exciting to me,â said Josie Montgomery.
A three pointerâ¦ that meant more than just âthree pointsâ to Josie Montgomery, player for Calhoun County Middle-High School's Lady Red Devils.
âMy sister and her kid came out and he gave me a big olâ hug and it was so sweet,â she said. âThen she gave me the banner she got me that had my name and me doing 1,000 points.â
A big celebration because she hit 1,000â¦ while honoring someone special.
âMy brother, he passed away in 2017,â she said. âAnd he was a former athlete as well, and he played basketball.â
Josieâs brother Sam also played basketball for Calhoun High, and he wore the number ten.
Her family lost Sam tragically to suicide four years ago.
âKaylan Parsons let me wear the number 10,â said Montgomery. âThat was her number before, but she let me wear it because that was his number.â
âChills ran down ya,â said Montgomeryâs head coach Kevin Boak. âBecause you knew what it meant to her, and that number 10, and her familyâ¦ so yeah we were all so proud.â
In addition to the banner, the flowers, and the picturesâ¦
âThey awarded me with his home basketball jersey,â said Montgomery with a smile on her face.
Now, her big brotherâs jersey hangs on her wall, for her to seeâ¦ every day.