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Okemos (Mich.) won one of the longest games in boys lacrosse history when it nipped Saline (Mich.) 9-8 in seven overtimes during Saturday's season opener.

George Baldassare of Laxpower.com told MaxPreps that he knows of a 10-overtime game, but seven overtimes could be the second-longest in history. No accurate records are available, however.

The regulation 48-minute game ended in an 8-8 deadlock. The marathon contest finally ended in the fourth 4-minute overtime when junior Peter Nichols scored an unassisted goal. Senior Mitch Beckman was high scorer with two goals and an assist, while senior goalie Matt Henry made 25 saves - eight during the overtime sessions.

Coach Shawn Grady told MaxPreps, "You hate to see someone lose, but I'm glad it wasn't us. There were great plays on both sides. Both teams used their timeouts wisely. After a while you can only have so many huddles with something new to say. At the end I was into my Senior Night material," he joked.

Brad Harris paced Saline with three goals and an assist, while Nick Karapas added two goals and one assist. Austin Burd made 20 saves.