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The Vandalia High School boys basketball team will open its season on Tuesday when it plays Charleston in the St. Anthony Turkey Tournament at 7:30 p.m.
The Vandals finished last season with a 17-12 record, earning the South Central Conference championship and advancing to the finals of the regional tournament.
In last season's opener, Vandalia fell to Effingham, 60-35 in St. Anthony's tournament. Johnson – who averaged 14.4 points and 5.2 rebounds per game last year – scored nine of Vandalia's points that game.
Johnson is one of five seniors on this season's squad, which will look to better last season's overall performance.
The Vandals will play at the tournament until Saturday.