UMW News BureauMontana Western lost 53-67 in a non-conference women's college basketball game from the Straugh Gymnasium. By Wally Feldt [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="138" caption="Chloe Mosey and Jamie Lake put defensive pressure on Montana Tech."][/caption] Montana Western lost to Montana Tech 53-67 in a women's non-conference college basketball game Thursday night, Dec. 3. The Bulldogs trailed by only three, 27-30 at the half. Montana Tech opened the second half with a 10-4 run and led 40-31 after the first five minutes of the second half. The Bulldogs went on their own scoring run and took a 45-44 lead with nine minutes remaining. The lead was short-lived as the Orediggers outscored UMW 22-8 in the game's final minutes. The Bulldogs played one of their better defensive games of the season as they forced 20 Montana Tech turnovers. The offense struggled, however, hitting a chilly 35 percent from the field. Montana Western is idle until Dec. 9 when they travel to Missoula for an exhibition game against the University of Montana.