“I remember going home being frustrated and wondering why (we weren’t winning) a lot of the time,” Childs-Harris said. “We had the talent. I’d just wondered why we weren’t up to par.
“We did have the potential to be better than what we were.”
Childs-Harris is a senior now, and the bad old days are a thing of the past for her and New London. The Whalers (23-4) will play Morgan (Clinton, Conn.) in Sunday’s CIAC Class M final at Mohegan Sun Arena.
It’s the first state championship appearance in New London girls basketball history.
It’s the Whalers first winning season since 2005.