VACAVILLE — Having notched their 16th straight 20-win season the game before, the wife and husband coaching duo of Allison and Jake Johnson earned their 400th career victory at Vanden High as the Vikings rolled to a 66-18 win over Wood, Friday.
“I feel old, I feel very old,” Allison Johnson said of getting to 400.
When asked the key to attaining such a number, she quickly responded, “My husband. He is the backbone of our marriage, our family, our program, everything that we do. People hear my voice or see my fire. . . . He always has the best perspective and vision. I’m more the fiery one.”
Rayonni Mack led the Vikings (21-4, 8-0) with 22 points, followed by Jiana Cresswell with 10 and Kiari Roberts with eight.
Crystal Carroll paced Wood (9-16, 4-4) with nine, while Athena Brombacher had four.
After the game the Johnsons’ accomplishment was recognized over the PA system and they received cards from Wood coach Carly Wudel and assistant Kayla Blair, a former Vikings standout.
“That was very sweet of them to recognize that in their gym,” Allison Johnson said. “It was very much appreciated.”
Vanden’s JV team rolled to a 59-16 victory with the Vikings (14-8, 8-0) getting 19 points from Ale Ibarra, 12 from Mailia Sabido and Analis Garcia, and seven from Madison Zacher.
Vanden hosts traditional Sac-Joaquin Section power Modesto Christian on Saturday – JVs at 12:30 p.m., varsity at 2 p.m. – and travel to Armijo on Wednesday. Also on Wednesday, Wood hosts Fairfield for Senior Night.
Vacaville 36, Fairfield 25: At Fairfield, the visiting Bulldogs pulled out a win against the Falcons despite getting a piece of bad news prior to the game.
Vacaville lost its leading scorer, Aubrey Valenzuela, for the remainder of the season due to a stress fracture, but Olivia Shimboff stepped up in a big way, nailing three three-pointers, piling up a game-high 13 points, and adding three assists, two steals and two blocked shots.
Haley Zepeda chipped in eight points and four steals, Suraya Llyod had six points and three blocks, and Lily Holman pulled down eight rebounds in the win for the Bulldogs.
“Everybody had to contribute,” head coach Brittany Flores said. “I asked them to give me 100 percent of what they had. Everybody stepped up and did their part.”
No stats were available for Fairfield.
Vacaville travels to play Rodriguez, Wednesday, while Fairfield goes to Wood.