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A Recap of the 2024 Janae Moore and Doug Jaeger Memorial Basketball Games

Updated: Jan 30

Dickinson State University had mixed success on the court, but given the reasons for its annual basketball games honoring the late Doug Jaeger and Janae Moore Jan. 19-20 at Scott Gymnasium, the weekend was a resounding success.

The “Moore Than Just a Game” and “Doug Jaeger Memorial Games” were extended from one night to a celebratory weekend of North Star Athletic Association games against Valley City State and Mayville State.

The Blue Hawk men turned in two gritty performances, outlasting the Valley City State Vikings 80-74 in overtime on Friday and rolling over league-leading Mayville State 79-63 to take a share of the conference lead on Saturday.

On the court, the women weren’t as fortunate. The Vikings pulled away late to win 85-64 on Friday and the Comets beat the Hawks 71-54 on Saturday. Overall, the events, including a free throw shooting contest prior to the women’s game, were to raise money for two basketball endowments.

Janae Moore was a Sidney, Mont., native pursuing a political science major who planned to attend law school after graduating from Dickinson State. She was a member of the Theodore Roosevelt Honors Leadership Program.

Moore was a standout during her sophomore season with the Blue Hawks women’s basketball team. She averaged a team-high 13.9 points and 7.1 rebounds per game. She was named to the Frontier Conference academic all-conference team and earned all-conference honorable mention honors.

Doug Jaeger was a 1977 Minot State University graduate who went on to leave his mark on the state’s park and recreation industry. He served as the city’s parks and recreation director from 1977 to 1995 and was enshrined in the North Dakota Recreation and Park Association Hall of Fame.

Numerous additions were made to area Dickinson parks and recreation while Jaeger was director; including the Gress Softball Complex, North Softball Complex, Dickinson Recreation Center and Heart River Golf Course. He received the Distinguished Fellow Award from both NDRPA and the National Recreation and Park Association Midwest Region. He was active in North Dakota Babe Ruth Baseball and was president of North Dakota Amateur Basketball. He was an active participant in community organizations, including the Dickinson Optimist Club, Dickinson High School Booster Club, Trinity High School Booster Club and Dickinson State University Booster Club. Jaeger passed away in 2014.

By: Scooter Pursley

Communications Specialist

DSU Heritage Foundation

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