Magazine’s leading scorers, James Burr and Randon Baumgartner were both held scoreless in the first half at Scranton Friday night and the Rockets built a 32-15 lead.
Baumgartner and Burr combined for 17 second half points but Burr fouled out with 6:31 to play and Scranton went on to a 49-39 win to complete a senior night sweep over Magazine.
Hunter Johnston scored the first eight points of the game and his third 3 gave him 11 and the Rockets a 13-2 lead with 2:25 left in the first quarter.
Matt Smith and Deven Chappell kept the Rattlers (15-10) close in the regular season finale with a 7-0 run of their own and it was 16-10, but that was as close as Magazine was the rest of the night.
Max Greb accounted for all of Magazine’s second quarter offense with a 3 and a pair of free throws.
Returning to the floor out of the intermission, Burr, who had been on the bench since being charged with his second foul, made an immediate impact with two baskets to cut the deficit to 32-19.
By the time the quarter ended Burr had a pair of free throws and another basket for an eight point quarter and the Rocket lead was only eight, 39-31.
Burr was charged with his fourth foul on the offensive end with 6:41 to go and with was sent to the bench with 6:31 to go with a reaching foul.
Alex Bailey, who had hit six straight first half free throws in the first half, missed both shots after Burr’s final foul but Magazine again could not cut into the lead.
The Rattlers wouldn’t score again until Jan Halek scored with 3:42 to make it 41-33 and Baumgartner scored at the 2:46 and 1:47 marks of the final quarter to again cut the deficit to eight points, but Blake Rogers kept the Rattlers at bay with the last four points of the night for Scranton.
Rogers would finish with a game-high 12 topping the 11 by Johnston. Baumgartner led Magazine with nine.
Scranton 57 Lady Rattlers 26
Scranton had three players finish with 11 points in a dominating senior night performance.
The Lady Rattlers were down 14-6 after a quarter as Amber Fox had a pair of 3s and Skylor Hameline had a couple of baskets and Kirklyn Kremers has the first four of her 11 points.
By halftime the deficit was 23-9 as A. Shelton and Kristy Geels both got started on their 11 point games.
Hannah Smith scored eight second half points for the Lady Rattlers (14-13) and finished the night as the only Lady Rattler in double figures with an even 10.