(12-26-19 ) In 1991 the Ft. Recovery’s girls basketball team would win the D IV State Basketball Championship at St. John Arena beating McDonald in OT 63-58.
It was a game that will be long remembered and talked about for many years to come. It was a game that featured Ft. Recovery’s Lynn Bihn, one of the all-time greats to ever come out of Mercer County.
The Indians had to make a 4th quarter comeback to take the game to OT where they would outscore McDonald 8-3 and pick up the title.
Bihn would score 43 of her team’s 63 points, still a D IV state record in a championship game, she had 17 of her team’s 24 FGs and she would add 9 of her team’s 15 FTs.
Just one of the great moments in her career, Bihn is the all-time leading scorer for the Indians with 1,592 points and ranks 6th all-time in Mercer County . She was twice named the OHSAA D-IV Player of the Year (1990 and 1991).
What made the 1991 title even more special, the Indians were coming off the 1990 D IV IV state title game the year before that the Indians won. Bihn would score 16 points in their title win over Middletown Fenwick. The day before in the semi-final win over Berlin Hiland she had 23 points.
For those four state games in 1990 and 1991, she had 13, 43, 23 and 16 points or an almost 24 points a game.
After her graduation she went on to star at Xavier where she scored 1,607 points and had 968 rebounds.
Bihn has been inducted into both the Ft. Recovery and Xavier University Hall of Fames.