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Former Waterloo West stand-out Gaines dies of heart attack

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ORLANDO, FLORIDA (KWWL) -- Former Waterloo West stand-out basketball player Chris Gaines died of a heart attack on Saturday afternoon.  Gaines was 42 years old.

The West High graduate was named the 1986 Iowa Mr. Basketball after a stellar season that led the Wahawks to the state tournament.  In college, Gaines is still the all-time leading career scorer for the University of Hawaii.

Gaines, who moved to Orlando following college, leaves behind a wife, Diane, and 3 children.

Online reporter: Mark Woodley

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